Automotive Service Technician (Apprenticeship)

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About the Program

This 721-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour Level 1, a 240-hour Level 2, and a 241-hour Level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of automotive repair, as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. Completion of all three levels of this program, confers the graduate an Ontario College Certificate titled Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Service Apprenticeship.

Program Information

Length: 721-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Guelph
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

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Tuition & Fees

Fees are set by MLTSD as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate Opportunities

Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faults, and repair the systems of cars and light trucks.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

For more information regarding Pathways, Credit Transfer or if you're interested in pursuing a related post-secondary program email trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Trade Equivalency Assessment

If you have experience working in a trade-specific area from outside of Canada or within Canada, you may want to pursue challenging your Certificate of Qualification. For more information on Trade Equivalency Assessments contact 1-855-299-0028 or email at info@collegeoftrades.ca. Many Ontario colleges offer pre-certification courses in a variety of trade areas that assist you in preparing to write or re-write your certification exam. These also serve as excellent refresher courses. For more information on part-time pre-certification programs to assist you in preparing for the Certificate of Qualification examination, check out the Conestoga College Continuing Education offerings at https://continuing-education.conestogac.on.ca/or contact 519-824-9390 ext 6148.

Exemption Testing

Exemption tests may be available to challenge for individual Levels. Please contact the Test Centre https://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/#apprenticeship-exemption-test-details.

Program Courses

Course Details (0706)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
AUTO1010 Work Practices

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of recommended trade work practices; construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of tools and equipment; setup and safety for oxy-acetylene cutting and heating. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of a personal computer.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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AUTO1021 Engine Systems

Description: In the theory portion of the course, students are introduced to the construction and operating principles of cylinder blocks, crankshafts and related components. In addition, they will study engine failures and how to analyze these issues. Students then move into the shop and have the opportunity to practice and develop skills related to the disassembly, inspection and testing of these engine-related components.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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AUTO1030 Electrical/Electronic and Emissions Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of electrical system circuits and components, light and heavy duty lead acid batteries, gasoline fuel systems, intake and exhaust systems and emission control systems; demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the design, layout and interpretation of electrical system wiring diagrams.
Hours: 98
Credits: 7
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AUTO1045 Drive Train Systems

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, and manual transaxle assemblies.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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AUTO1050 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of suspension systems, and hydraulic brake systems, as well as tires and rims.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 2
AUTO2010 Air Conditioning Systems

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of major air conditioning systems heating and ventilation systems.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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AUTO2021 Engine Systems

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and principles for cylinder head, valve train and forced induction assembly components.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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AUTO2030 Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems

Description: In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical definitions and fundamentals of applied test equipment; the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: major cranking systems and control circuits; charging systems and control circuits; electronic ignition systems and controls; fuel characteristics; gasoline electronic fuel injection systems; and engine management/engine control systems.
Hours: 98
Credits: 7
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AUTO2041 Drive Train Systems

Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principals, testing and servicing of front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD) drivelines, final drive assemblies, automatic transmissions/transaxles and torque converters.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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AUTO2050 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of suspension systems, manual and power steering systems, brake systems and the purpose and application of alignment angles and measurements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 3
AUTO3010 Work Practices

Description: In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of automatic climate control comfort systems, and body and trim.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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AUTO3021 Drive Train Systems

Description: In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing, servicing and applications of automatic transmissions / transaxles, four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems, and alternate / hybrid drivelines.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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AUTO3030 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Description: In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of vehicle alignment, along with anti-lock and power assist systems; in addition to a working knowledge of vehicle driveability problems and suspension, steering and brake electronic monitoring devices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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AUTO3040 Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems

Description: In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: vehicle wiring, lighting, power accessory and instrumentation systems; supplemental inflatable restraint systems; major electronic distributorless ignition systems; major gasoline electronic fuel injection systems; major engine management emission control systems; and demonstrate knowledge of the introductory information and fundamentals of original equipment manufacturers' (OEM) vehicle optional security and convenience systems, diesel electrical fuel injection systems.
Hours: 98
Credits: 7
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AUTO3050 Engine Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals, construction, principles of servicing engine cylinder heads.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Program Outcomes

Program Handbook

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