This program will be delivered in a blended (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) format for the Summer 2021 semester. Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
Learn more about our course delivery options
Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the automotive industry and are prepared to become indentured automotive service technician apprentices.
Potential career progression includes:
- automotive service technician journeyperson
- shop foreman
- management positions
Related careers include:
- automotive manager
- service manager
Admission and selection
Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Winter 2022 start: Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
- Summer 2022 start: applications are open Oct. 6, 2021.
The entrance requirements will be at least 50% in the following courses or equivalents:
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2,
- Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20,
- One Grade 11 Science.
- A pass mark in the Apprenticeship Examination (Level 3) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
Direct Entry: Four Step Process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|MOTR-202||Automotive Related Subjects||1.5|
|MOTR-220||Automotive Shop I||6.0|
|MOTR-221||Automotive Theory IA||3.0|
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue >
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation students must pass all courses and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- Rocky Mountain College
To learn more, visit Transfer Options.
2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2021/22 total|
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $465
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $38
Student technology fee: $38
Saitsa fee: N/A
Health and Dental Fees
- Health Plan: N/A
- Dental Plan: N/A
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Orientation for new students will take place July 5, 2021 (first day of classes.)
This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Summer 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.
How to register for classes
You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
Although not a requirement, you will have more success upon graduation if you hold a driver's licence.
Required personal protective equipment (PPE)
CSA-approved steel-toe boots and safety glasses and coveralls are required on the first day of class.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The summer booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
James Oancia, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.