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Automotive Service Technician Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

This program will train you to perform preventative maintenance, diagnosis and repair on cars and light duty trucks. You will learn about all of the systems in today's vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art tools and equipment. Automotive apprentices and journeypersons are employed in a variety of businesses which include: dealerships, franchise shops, independent shops and fleet shops, as well as others. In addition to the regular four-year automotive apprenticeship, SAIT offers two manufacturer apprenticeship programs: General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) and Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET).

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.

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Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Study Skills and Learning Strategies to learn how SAIT can promote your success.

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Working on new vehicles everyday, under good instructors, made this course practical, says Brian. Students also benefit from applying all those skills for 10 months following the two months of course work, which reinforces everything they’re taught.

Brian Vandermeer
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship | 2016

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