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Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8527
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:36 Weeks

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship is a tuition-free transportation program that's funded by the Government of Ontario and designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

You'll receive preparation for working in the automotive industry, earn Automotive Service Technician Level 1 apprenticeship training, benefit from assistance in finding a short-term work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.

The Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship program will consist of three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Introductory Skills (12 weeks from March to June): Preparation for automotive training, job readiness skills, workplace communication, technical writing and mathematical skills required for the transportation field
  • Phase 2 - Technical Skills (13 weeks from June to August): Introduction to Automotive Service Technician Level 1 apprenticeship topics such as engines, fuels, electrical, suspension, steering, powertrain, brakes and introduction to parts technician
  • Phase 3 - Work Placement (12 weeks from September to November): Industry placement to apply what you've learned

Program Highlights

  • The in-school training will be delivered at the School of Transportation's state-of-the-art facilities at Ashtonbee Campus, which make up the province's largest transportation training centre.
  • Within 36 weeks, you'll complete the requirements for both Level 1 of the in-school apprenticeship curriculum and a paid work placement with a reputable automotive shop.
  • As part of your Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship training, you'll obtain communication and mathematical upgrading skills and industry-specific job readiness skills.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Career Outlook

  • Automotive service technician apprentice
  • Service advisor
  • Parts technician apprentice

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship

Additional Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Centennial College
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)
  • English Language Proficiency

How to Apply

How to Apply

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