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Program is pending Advanced Education approval and likely will not be offered until the 2020-2021 Academic year. Contact Admissions for details.
Automotive Service Technicians are in high demand across Alberta and this program is designed to provide the entry level technician an advantage in securing employment. Graduates of this program will qualify as a second period apprentice, which will expand the availability of employment opportunities. The skills obtained in this course are highly sought after by prospective employers and will enable graduates to seek employment in a wide variety of job settings and locations.
Students will receive training in basic workplace safety, handling of tools, welding, steering and suspension, braking systems, electrical, basic maintenance including air conditioning. Students will also receive training in customer service, parts ordering and locating, plus additional communication skills for this trade. There is also a service writing component involving preparation of work orders and scheduling customers in for maintenance and unscheduled breakdowns. The Automotive Work Experience course will be selected by the student and the instructor, and must meet the requirements of the program. This course will allow a student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned while at GPRC in repairing of vehicles, service writing and sourcing parts as required for the repairs. The work experience is an unpaid position so the student must take relocation and living expenses into consideration.
Although a high school diploma and a Class 5 Drivers License are not required as a prerequisite for entrance into this program, students should be aware that some employers may require a high school diploma or a driver’s license for employment.
Course requirements include the following Alberta Education courses or equivalents:
- English 20-1 or English 20-2
- Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-2
One 20-level Science
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted to the course upon successful completion of the AIT Entrance Exam.
Mature Student Admission
Applicants who have been out of school at least one full year and do not meet the subject requirements for admission may request a review of their education and prior work skills by contacting the Admissions Office.
First Year (24.5 credits)
Semester 1 (16 weeks)
- AM1000 Automotive Welding (2)
- AM1010 Automotive Workshop Practices I (2.5)
- AM1020 Automotive Steering, Suspension and Driveshafts (4)
- AM1030 Automotive Basic Materials, Tools and Skill (1)
- AM1210 Automotive Hydraulic Brake Systems and Basic Maintenance (3)
- AM 1220 Automotive Public Relations, Work Habits, Ethics and Related Subjcts (4)
- AM1230 Automotive Administration (2)
- AM1250 Automotive Workshop Practices II (3)
- AM1260 Automotive Electrical I, HVAC Repair (2)
Semester 2 (4 weeks)
Students who successfully complete Semester 1 will qualify to challenge the AIT Training First Period Exam for Automotive Service Technician. In addition, these students will be placed in a work practicum for a four-week period.
Our 20 week program includes a 4-week work experience to give students a practical experience to go along with the theory and hands-on training. A student will be able to challenge the first period apprenticeship exam, putting the student well on their way to obtaining a Journeyman ticket.
Students who successfully complete the required credits are eligible to receive an Automotive Certificate. Once a student has completed all program requirements, they may apply to graduate.
To register for technical apprenticeship training a student must be indentured as an apprentice eligible for training. Typically, students would be employed full-time with a company and have signed a contract of apprenticeship with them that is registered with AIT.
Apprenticeship information can be accessed by visiting the AIT website at tradesecrets.alberta.ca