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Automotive Service Technician - Apprenticeship Training

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8530
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Traditional apprenticeship program
  • Program Length:In-school session options include 8 week block, 1 day per week for 36 weeks, or 2 nights a week for 40 weeks

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship will offer you excellent working knowledge of all of a vehicle's systems. Among the systems covered in this program will be engines, electrical/electronics, fuels, transmissions, drivelines, steering, suspension and brakes.

Before beginning an on-the-job experience, you'll attend courses at Ashtonbee Campus that will include:

  • Drive Train Systems
  • Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Work Practices and Procedures
  • Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Please note: To be eligible for this apprenticeship program, you must be currently employed as an apprentice.  Also, bookmark this website and check back in November 2020 for 2021 Ministry funded - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program updates and information. 

Program Highlights

  • The program's earn-while-you-learn training approach means you'll be compensated for the time you spend with your employer.
  • During the in-school portion of the Automotive Service Technician program, you may qualify for income support through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance.
  • Thanks to their industry experience, professionals who teach the courses will be able to offer you solid knowledge and advice as you complete the in-school training, which will be geared to your field experience.
  • The facilities from which you'll learn are not only fully outfitted with the latest tools of the trade but are also housed at the province's largest transportation training centre, Ashtonbee Campus.

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Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Career Outlook

  • Automotive service technician
  • Junior automotive service technician
  • Automotive technician

Education Pathways

Please visit our website for more information on articulation agreements.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent is required for all apprenticeship programs. You cannot apply directly to the college or to for admission to this apprenticeship program. For general information about apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Additional Requirements

Safety Requirements

• CSA approved safety shoes
• Safety glasses with clear lenses and side shields
• Ear plugs
• Appropriate clothing

How to Apply

How to Apply

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For information about apprenticeship or apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. You must be currently employed as an apprentice.

Apprentices do not apply directly to Centennial College or at

Apprenticeship and Adjustment Branch
625 Church Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5

To attend apprenticeship training, you must be employed at a shop and registered as an apprentice for this trade. When it is your time, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will invite you to attend in school apprenticeship training. You cannot apply on your own.

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