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Automotive Service Technician (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0706
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-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. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Guelph
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.

Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson

Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.

On-the-Job Experience

Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.

In-School Training

Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.

Tuition & Fees

Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
Books and parking fees are additional.
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.

Graduate Opportunities

Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems, 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: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

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

Description: 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: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1020 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: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1040 Drive Train Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, and manual transaxle assembles.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1050 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Description: 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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
AUTO2010 Air Conditioning Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of major air conditioning systems heating and ventilation systems.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO2020 Engine Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and principles for cylinder head, valve train and forced induction assembly components.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO2030 Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems

Description: 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: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO2040 Drive Train Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principals, testing and servicing of FWD and RWD drivelines, final drive assemblies, lock-up torque converters and automatic transmissions.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
AUTO3010 Electronic Climate Control Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of automatic climate control comfort systems, and body and trim.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO3020 Drive Train Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of lockup torque converters, sensors and controls, and rear and front wheel drive automatic transmissions, and all wheel drive systems.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO3030 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of vehicle alignment, and anti-lock and power assist systems; and a working knowledge of vehicle driveability problems and suspension, steering and brake electronic monitoring devices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO3040 Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems

Description: 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: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO3050 Engine Systems

Description: In the theory portion of the course, students are introduced to the fundamentals, construction and operating principles of engine cooling and lubrication systems, and accessory drive belts and pulleys. Students then move into the shop and have the opportunity to practice and develop skills related to diagnosis and testing of these engine-related components. In addition, students will conduct both component failure analysis and start up procedures while in the shop environment.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Objectives

Program Handbook

Handbook

Apprenticeship Registration

Apprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email to Kitchener.apprenticeship@ontario.ca to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades www.collegeoftrades.ca. Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training. Another helpful website is www.apprenticesearch.com.
For more information on apprenticeship, call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656 or the local Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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