Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship | Assiniboine Community College

Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship

Duration/Start: Levels 1-4/ Variable

Credential: Apprenticeship Training

Automotive Service Tecnhicians service, repair or replace damanged or worn components for electrical and electronic controls, fuel systems, emission systems, steering and suspension systems, cooling and heating systems, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, axles and shift braking systems.

Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at ACC's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms.

Automotive Service Technicians perform a wide variety of tasks associated with the trade. They must possess a thorough knowledge of the assembly systems and components of motor vehicles and light trucks in order to be able to diagnose, service, repair, build or replace them.

As well, technicians will be able to understand and communicate with their customers in addressing problems with their vehicle. Technicians must also have strong analytical and trouble shooting skills in order to isolate problems with assemblies, components and parts.

An important aspect of a mechanics job involves setting up and operating numerous pieces of equipment in order to identify problems and perform repairs. This work may include the service repair and/or replacement of damanged or worn components within the following systems: electrical and electronic controls, fuel systems, emission systems, steering and suspension systems, cooling and heating systems, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, axles and shift braking systems.

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Apprenticeship Manitoba
100-111 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone: (204) 945-3337
Fax: (204) 948-2346
Toll-Free: 1-877-978-7233 (1-877-97-TRADE)
Email: apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Levels 1-4/ Variable

Credential Apprenticeship Training

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
Apprenticeship
On Campus

The Apprenticeship Application / Agreement Process

An individual must find employment with or be working for an employer who will provide quality, on-the-job training. The employee and employer formalize the relationship through an Apprenticeship, administered by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy. During each level or year of apprenticeship training, which varies from two to five years depending on the trade, about 80 per cent of an apprentice's time is spent learning on-the-job while earning a wage. The remaining 20 per cent, usually taken in a block of time away from work, is technical, classroom-based training.