Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Think about how many people drive cars every day, and need them fixed. By becoming an automotive repair professional, you'll have a career that's important and valued. An excellent way to get that career is through Centennial College's Automotive Service Technician Co-op Diploma, partnered with the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). It allows you to earn an Ontario college diploma and complete your Ontario apprenticeship in-school curriculum in two years.
You will spend your first eight months in class learning your craft in the impressive training facilities at Ashtonbee Campus. Over the next eight months, you will apply what you've learned through a paid work placement as a registered apprentice at a TADA or FCA partnered dealership. You will spend your final eight months back at school preparing for a successful career in the automotive industry.
The in-school curriculum focuses on product description, operation, diagnostics and repair as it applies to the apprenticeship curriculum. You will also learn the management, customer service, English and general education skills you will need for a broad range of employment opportunities in the automotive field. Along with the classroom sessions, you will train and practice theory and technique on a wide range of automobiles and components in fully equipped automotive labs. Additional technical lessons include access to factory training from the college's various partners (as applicable), advanced diagnostics, and hybrid/alternate fuels training.
Graduates will receive a Motive Power Technician Diploma and will be credited with all two levels of Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship in-school training.
As a graduate, you will have earned an Ontario college diploma and completed level 1 and 2 of the Ontario AST apprenticeship in-school curriculum within two years. You will then be ready to return to school for your level 3 on a traditional apprenticeship.
Note: Apprentices may apply to enter this program at various levels by contacting the program coordinator, Garrett Nalepka.
To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AUTO-120||Electrical Diagnosis 1|
|AUTO-121||Steering, Suspension, and Brakes 1|
|AUTO-123||Fuels & Emissions 1|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|COOP-522||Coop Work Placement Period|
|COOP-523||Coop Work Placement Period|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|MCAL-200||Measurements and Calculations 2|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AUTO-241||Engines 3 (Maintenance & Repair)|
|AUTO-242||Steering, Suspension, and Brakes 3 (Maintenance & Repair)|
|AUTO-243||Systems Diagnostics (Fuels/Elec)|
|AUTO-244||HVAC & ODP Certification|
|ENGL-219||Communications for Professionals in the Automotive Industry|
|FOPM-200||Fixed Operations Management 2|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
This unique college transportation program provides you with the highest level of apprenticeship technical training Centennial College offers, with the added value of a college diploma. The FCA and TADA Service Technician co-op program also balances theoretical and practical elements. You will spend eight months in class, eight months as a registered apprentice at a paid work placement in an FCA or TADA dealership and spend a final eight months back at school to prepare for a career in the automotive industry.
- Automotive service technician
- Service writer
- Service advisor
- Service and parts manager
- automotive manufacturer specialist
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent or take the Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- English Language Proficiency
- Eligible to work in Ontario and have an Ontario driver’s licence
- Applicants must attend a program admission session where they will participate in an interview with faculty. The interview will be based on the following documents the applicants are required to bring to the session:
- A completed job readiness questionnaire
- A resume
- Completion of all courses from semester one
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-160/161 or Accuplacer placement testing at the COMM-170/171 level
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for COOP-522 and 523 in semester 2
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|