Short Term Programs
Automotive Service Technician Preparation
Automotive Service Technicians diagnose service, repair and replace all parts of automobiles, light trucks and light buses, except for body repair and repainting. Automotive Service Technicians do this by: Reviewing work orders and discuss work with supervisor; Inspect motor in operation, road test motor vehicles, and test automotive systems and components using diagnostic and testing devices; and will adjust, repair or replace parts and components. These people will also advise customers on work completed, general operation and future repairs that may be needed.
Transportation is at the hub of business and our daily lives, and sometimes the vehicles that we use need repairs or replacement parts to keep running. This program will provide students with an understanding of the job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the industry as well as provide basic hands-on skill development. Students will also develop individual career action plans to guide them to achieve their career goals.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Minimum Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 Science.
Applicants with a lower level may be considered depending on their experience, and may be subject to a CAAT assessment for placement.
Note: Some employers may ask require a grade 12 to advance in management roles.
Valid Class 5 driver’s license is strongly recommended.
Applications should include recent high school transcripts and copies of any other certificates obtained prior to the start of the program.
Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs.
In this 12 week program, which includes a one (1) week work placement, students can expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.
Additional at home independent learning is not needed.
Tuition and Fees
Dependent on location.
Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).
ASTP 100 Orientation and Safety
ASTP 110 Essential Skills
ASTP 120 Trades Math
ASTP 130 Materials and Tools
ASTP 140 Suspension & Steering Systems
ASTP 150 Braking Systems
ASTP 160 Electrical Systems
ASTP 170 Basic Maintenance
ASTP 180 Job Readiness
ASTP 190 Work Placement (one week)
What to Expect
Students in this course can expect to be at one of our Trade’s Centre’s. We recommend bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!
This program can be physically demanding, being in good physical condition is recommended. Students can also expect to receive relevant PPE.
Students must pass all courses in the program to graduate.
The assessment method is pass/fail
You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation requirements.
Any person who successfully completes this program would receive 360 hours of trade time credit towards their Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship
There are four (4) levels of apprenticeship in this trade. To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1800 hours each year. Total trade time required is 7200 hours and at least 4 years in the trade.
For more information about this trade, click here.
Graduates will find entry-level work in the auto body repair industry. Employment cant be found at manufacturers, dealerships, or, private businesses.
Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7321)
*for more information of related job titles and duties, click here.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.
February 2020 - Automotive Service Technician Preparation - Saskatoon
Program Length: 10 Weeks
Start Date: 02/17/2020
Division: Trades and Industrial
For more information on the Automotive Service Preparation program. Please contact the Saskatoon Career Center at 1-306-477- 4694 or visit our center at 229 4th Avenue South
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