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Automotive Technology

Automotive technology
Schedule Full time
Category Trades
Accreditation Diploma
Articulations Canadore
Duration 32 Weeks

Campuses Offered

Toronto 416-423-8188

*Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
The Automotive Technology (pre-apprenticeship) diploma program will prepare you for your career in automotive service and repair. The Automotive Technology program is a blend of theory and practice with an emphasis on practical hands-on learning delivered in our 2000 square foot on-site workshop. Students will learn the terminology and application of automotive mechanic tools, the operational theory, principles and functions of all automotive engineering systems and the importance of compliance with the industry health and safety regulations. As well, students will gain an understanding of the importance of providing excellent customer service; communicating effectively and the routine tasks involved in the daily operation of an automotive service technician business.

Articulation – Credit Transfer 
Graduates of the SCBT Automotive Technology program may articulate to Canadore College of Applied Arts & Technology and receive a credit transfer of 39 credits towards the completion of the Canadore College 1.5 year Motive Power Technician Ontario College Diploma Program. (Articulating students must meet the admission requirements of Canadore College)

Diploma to Degree Pathway 
Graduates of the Canadore College 1.5 year Motive Power Technician may be eligible for advanced standing/exemptions for credit transfer to University. For more information please click here.

Program Overview
  • Automotive Tools and Shop Safety
  • Automotive Service Management
  • Automotive Engines
  • Automotive Fuel Systems
  • Automotive Cooling Systems
  • Automotive Brake Systems
  • Automotive Lubrication Systems
  • Automotive Electrical Systems and Circuits
  • Automotive Powertrain and Transmissions
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems
  • Automotive Heating, Ventilating and Air
  • Automotive Intake and Exhaust Systems
  • Welding for Automotive Mechanics
  • Basic Automotive Body Maintenance
Admission Requirements
  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, OR
  • Students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance examination

  • Safety shoes are required to enter all mechanical shop areas

Please see Admissions for detailed information.

Graduates may gain employment in motor vehicle dealers, garages, truck and trailer dealerships, fleet maintenance companies, and service stations, automotive specialty shops, transportation companies and retail establishments which have automotive service shops.

Common duties of graduates of the automotive technology program NOC: 7321

  • Test automotive systems and components
  • Road test motor vehicles
  • Review work orders and discuss with supervisor
  • Advise customers on work required/performed and future repair requirements
  • Complete collision, fiberglass, plastics and painting and basic welding repairs
  • Perform tire and oil changes
  • Carry out automotive shop clean up and maintenance
  • Complete inventory of stock
  • Complete reports to record problems and/or work performed
  • Provide excellent customer service

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