Get hands-on training servicing gas-powered and hybrid vehicles and learn the ropes of shop management in Cambrian's state-of-the-art shop. Our courses provide you with pre-apprentice training that can be combined with an optional, paid co-op and will prepare your for career and automotive service technician apprenticeship opportunities.
After an introduction to basic work safety and fasteners and hand/pneumatic tools, your courses will be split between hands-on and classroom training in steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains, and engines.
As an automotive service technician, you will learn to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform quality repairs. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes, and gas analyzers will be explored in depth. Special focus will be placed on electrical and electronic components throughout the program.
Optional Paid Co-op
Our automotive service technician and management program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.
You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific résumé and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.
International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a co-op advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.
What's in it for you?
- General automotive service technician
- Specialty technician
- Service advisor / consultant
- Automotive part / retail salesperson
- Manufacturing / fabricating / custom work employee
Hands-on training in the servicing and repair of gas and hybrid engines and drive train systems.
Plan your future
Minimum technology requirements
- Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
- Web cam and headset
- Personal computer
- Windows 10 operating system
- Processor: i5 Intel i5 or equivalent processor
- Graphics: High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video card with 1 GB of video memory)
- RAM: 8 GB of RAM
- Storage space: 500 GB HD
You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.
System requirements for Assistive Technology
To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.
- Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
- Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
- Recommended RAM: 8 GB
- Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
- Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input
While Apple computers can provide many AT options, some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform. Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.