Automotive Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Automobile/Vehicle Repair




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Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern Lights College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dawson Creek, Canada
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Automotive Service Technicians examine, test and repair the parts, components and systems on cars and light trucks, often using computer­ized diagnostic equipment. They reassemble and test repaired items against manufacturer standards, as well as perform preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups. Automotive Service Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal program.

If a student is just starting training, or has been unable to secure employment in industry as an Automotive Service Technician, enrolling in a Foundation Trades Training program is a viable option prior to entering into an Apprenticeship.

Students receive training according to provincial Foundation Trades Training and Level 1 Apprenticeship curriculum. Successful graduates receive Level 1 technical training credit and 450 work-based hours credit towards completion of the Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Apprenticeship program.

Career Prospects

Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Dealership Service Man­ager, Automotive Sales, or Automotive Business or Dealership Owner.

Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: North Island College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, Canada
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North Island College follows the new provincial Automotive Service Technician (AST) training program, which was introduced in January 2010. This is a progressive credentialing model, whereby individuals can exit with a Certificate of Qualification upon completion of each subsequent level - AST 1, AST 2, AST 3, and AST 4. The Interprovincial (Red Seal) examination is attached to the completion of AST 4.

The Automotive Service Technician Foundation program follows the outline as set by the Automotive Training Standards Organization (ATSO) and concentrates on areas that have been identified by the BC automotive industry and the national Red Seal standard as being most important for new employees entering the trade.

During this program, students train in a shop similar to that found in a normal work environment in order to develop the necessary skills to succeed. Special emphasis is placed on brake system servicing, steering, suspension service and wheel alignment, scheduled vehicle service, vehicle electrical and electronic systems, safety, and troubleshooting techniques. To ensure the program remains current and relevant, the ATSO is advised by i... [Read More]

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanics (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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This foundation mechanical trades program, considered one of the best in British Columbia, provides basic training in preparation for employment and apprenticeships in both heavy duty and commercial transport mechanics. Through technical and practical training on actual equipment used in industry, students learn safety, tools, computers, as well as the service and maintenance of on- and off-highway trucks and buses, and heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, graders and loaders. Job search, communication and resume writing skills are covered, and students also participate in on-the-job work experience.

This program is suited to individuals with all levels of mechanical experience who meet the listed admission requirements. Upon successful completion of the program students receive foundation certificates in heavy duty mechanics and commercial transport mechanics, allowing them a choice of two apprenticeships to pursue.

Students have an opportunity during the program to obtain airbrake endorsement, forklift certification, and driver training up to Class 1 at a special student rate.

Career Opportunities
Graduates have found e... [Read More]

Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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The Automotive Service Technician Foundation Program is a full–time comprehensive program taught through daily lectures, seminars and demonstrations of current servicing techniques, as well as extensive practical training in a functioning automotive shop setting. The course curriculum reflects today&,#146,s technology and is relevant to the needs of industry. The instructors are all highly trained Journeyperson Automotive Technicians with at least ten years&,#146, trade experience.

This program is suited to individuals with all levels of mechanical experience. Upon successful completion of all the program courses, students receive an Automotive Service Technician Foundation Program certificate and an Essential Skills for the Workplace ?Automotive Service Technician certificate. Graduates of this program may receive credit towards the technical portion of the first year of the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program.

Steering, Frames, Suspension and Wheel Alignment

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Langley, Richmond, Surrey, Canada

Students will learn to identify various types of frame, suspension, and steering systems. They will use the correct procedures for diagnosing and repairing the different types of steering and suspension systems. Students will also learn to perform wheel alignments.

Electrical Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Repair

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Langley, Richmond, Surrey, Canada
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Students in classroom and shop will learn to solve problems related to automotive electrical systems. They will apply scientific principles to explain the fundamentals of magnetism. Students will service, test and diagnose problems related to batteries and will be able to test and repair simple electrical circuits. Students will also learn to explain the operation of starter motors and AC generators as well as test and diagnose them.

Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Langley, Richmond, Surrey, Canada
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This 30 week program prepares students for employment as an apprentice Automotive Service Technician. Students will develop practical skills by repairing customer vehicles in a fully operational auto repair shop on the Cloverdale campus. This training will enhance students&,#146, knowledge and skills in shop safety, inspection, diagnostics, repair and servicing of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems for automobiles and light trucks.

At the end of the Foundation program students will write the Auto Service Technician Level 1 Certificate of Qualification (COQ) exam. Students who complete the Foundation program and COQ exam are eligible for credit in Automotive Service Technician Level 1 apprenticeship program and 450 work-based training hours.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares graduates for employment in motor vehicle dealers, garages, truck and trailer dealerships, fleet maintenance companies, service stations, automotive specialty shops, transportation companies and retail establishments which have automotive service shops.

Automotive Service Technician

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: College of the Rockies
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Cranbrook, Canada

The 30 week Foundation program helps prepare graduates for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. The program covers the theory components of the first year Apprenticeship program and offers practical hands-on experience in a realistic shop atmosphere.

Automotive ServiceTechnician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: College of New Caledonia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Prince George, Canada
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This program introduces the automotive
repair and services industry and prepares you
for apprenticeship positions in
?Dealerships
?Specialty repair shops
?Parts departments
?Service writer positions
?And more
Admission requirements
1. English 10, English 030 or equivalent
2. Common Grade 10 or Apprenticeship
and Workplace Math 11 or Trades Math
041 or Math 030 with a “C?or higher
Students who do not meet the above
requirements may wish to consult with a CNC
counsellor/advisor to determine their eligibility
on the basis of mature student status.
Program outline
Topics include the following (not a complete
list):
?Safety
?Employment skills
?Tools and equipment
?Maintenance
?Brakes
?Steering systems
?Electrical/electronics

Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanic (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Camosun College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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Big equipment is expensive and down time is even more expensive. Skilled mechanics are in constant demand to keep these essential vehicles in top running order for the booming construction, transportation, mining and forestry industries.

Camosun College’s 10 month full-time Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanic program will give you the skills and theory you’ll need to enter the trade. You’ll be trained to become proficient in the service and maintenance of on- and off-highway vehicles, with special emphasis on electrical and hydraulic systems, air and hydraulic brakes, power trains and engine systems. Through this Foundation program, you will also be given three weeks of work experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Certificate in Heavy Duty Mechanic Foundation and a Certificate in Commercial Transport Mechanic Foundation.

Automotive Service Technician Foundation (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Camosun College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Victoria, Canada
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The Automotive Service Technician program provides training for entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides possible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training.

Our Foundation program, formerly Entry Level Training (ELT), will provide you with skills to become automotive service technician apprentices, lube technicians, tire repair technicians, brake &, muffler installers, parts persons, and a broad range of other positions in the automotive industry.You&,#146,ll learn to use the tools and equipment used to maintain and service automotive systems such as brakes, exhaust, front ends, etc.

Motive Power Technician (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Lawrence College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Cornwall, Canada
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Advances in technology have created unprecedented changes in the automotive industry. These changes have created a demand for a highly skilled workforce in the technical, service, and managerial positions required for the automotive industry.

In response to the Automotive industry’s needs, the Motive Power Technician program provides students with a specific range of technical training, as well as a range of generic skills required for employment in this rapidly changing industry.

Students benefit from:
◾Registration as an Apprentice with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
◾Paid co-op work placement
◾Placement hours logged for apprenticeship
◾Qualifying for the Certificate of Qualification for Automotive Service Technician upon successful completion of the program and the work requirements for apprenticeships.

Career Opportunities
Analysis of the labour market shows that the Province of Ontario is facing skills shortages in the transportation sector. More than half of the new positions created in this industry will be in managerial, technical and skilled trades.

Automotive Service (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Lawrence College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Cornwall, Canada
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The School of Skilled Trades at the Cornwall Campus offers the in-school study portion of the apprenticeship program for students already registered and working in the trade.

Areas of study include engines, fuel and electrical systems, power trains, steering suspension and brakes, and applied shop practice, including safety, welding, air conditioning, and more.

Automotive Product Design (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Windsor, Canada
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Are you fascinated by the principles of how we take natural resources in order to harness their energy to make things run? Are you mechanically inclined or enjoy taking apart and building engines, turbines, and more? These concepts and their applications are part of Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automotive Product Design.

Mechanical Engineering is the study of the principals of physics for the purposes of harnessing energy for human consumption. This program provides you with the knowledge to conduct the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

It requires a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and energy. Mechanical engineering technologists use the core principles as well as other knowledge in the field to design and analyze motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
•State of the art training facility in the on-site Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates find excellent opportu... [Read More]

Automotive Alternate & Conventional Fuel & Emissions

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Sault College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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This course will compare ethanol flex fuel systems to conventional gasoline fuel injection and other alternate hydrocarbon fuel systems. Emission testing will be performed, analyzed and compared to current legislated standards. Students will use industry standard electronic and mechanical test equipment. You will have a sound understanding of fuel injection and emission systems operation, diagnosis and repair.

Automotive Repair Workshop (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Sault College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Get a sound understanding of today`s vehicles including electrical and electronic systems. Our automotive diagnostic lab allows you to develop your much needed expertise in technical and diagnostic and problem solving skills.

The Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair program is designed to prepare you for an entry level position in the automotive repair trade. You will learn how to identify basic automotive system problems by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation and components. As well, you will learn how to identify, inspect and test basic automotive engine components and systems, electrical, electronic and emission components and systems, drive train, suspension and steering components and systems, and motive power brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers` recommendations. You will learn how to disassemble and assemble components to the required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices. You will use a variety of test equipment to assess basic automotive electronic circuits, vehicle systems and subsystems, and apply basic knowledge of automotive hydraulics and pneumatics ... [Read More]

Automotive Service Technician

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Sault College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Apprentices registered in the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship are scheduled for three eight-week sections of in-school training which is scheduled through the Ministry of Training, Colleges &, Universities.

Delivery methods such as in-school or independent study are available in this program. Contact Sault College for more details.

There are three levels of training in the Automotive Service Technician trade. Objectives of all three levels of curriculum are to provide more comprehensive learning experiences for the speciality trade of automotive service technician in terms of:
•Sound theoretical training to meet the challenges presented by the increasingly more complex designs and testing techniques.
•Acquisition of fundamental and specific skills of the trade through the training of practical applications.
•Strengthening the apprentices` high standards of craftsmanship, problem-solving skills and personal pride in their respective trades.
•Strengthening desirable work attitudes and a keen sense of responsibility, particularly in regard to public and personal safety.

Automotive Service (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Northern College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, South Porcupine, Canada
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This compressed program will teach you how to analyze and solve automotive system problems, diagnose and repair mechanical, electronic and electrical automotive components and systems while teaching you how to use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and testing equipment to support automotive transportation.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this program may find employment in the motor vehicle industry as a trainee or as an apprentice mechanic. Graduates may also work as a technical service advisor, service manager, parts/salesperson, or an insurance adjuster.

Automotive Service Technician (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Loyalist College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Belleville, Canada
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Loyalist offers classroom instruction and hands-on shop experience to train bright, hard-working students to step into the expanding opportunities for automotive service technicians. Apprenticeship is a systematic program of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction operated through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Under the direction of the College, the apprentice becomes fully familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the trade of their choice. The automotive apprenticeship program will typically require three to five years to complete. During that time, the apprentice works for an employer who accepts responsibility for the apprentice receiving proper instruction in all aspects of the trade.

Candidates must be sponsored by an employer and registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

This complete training program of up to 9,000 hours consists primarily of on-the-job training. Part of the apprenticeship agreement will have the employer grant the apprentice time away from the workplace to attend three, eight-week in-school sessions, or three one day a week session... [Read More]

Automotive Technology

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: University of the District of Columbia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Washington DC, United States
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The Automotive Technology Program prepares students for entry level jobs as automobile repair technicians. It was developed in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics?projections of the need for automobile service technicians in Washington, DC and the surrounding area.

The program combines shop, classroom, and internship instruction and requires student to complete 69 semester credits. Of the 69 semester credits, 25 credits are general education and required courses, 44 credits are automotive courses. Students have the option of substituting three automotive courses with three diesel mechanics courses which would prepare them to specialize in transit bus repair.

Full-time students can complete the A.A.S. Automotive Technology program in two years and will be prepared to obtain employment as entry-level automotive repair technicians or entry level trans bus repair technicians. They will also be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) examinations after one year’s experience. A.S.E. examinations certify automotive technicians in eight specific areas. The UDC-CC program will prepare students for certification in six of th... [Read More]

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