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Automotive Service Technician

Overview

Automotive Service Technicians service, repair or replace damaged 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 Assiniboine'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.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at Assiniboine or visit the Government of Manitoba website

Manitoba Education & Training - Workforce Development:

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

Rural Apprenticeship Training Coordinator:
Jenna Smid, SW Region of Manitoba
Phone: 204.573.5512
Email: jenna.smid@gov.mb.ca

Admissions

  • ​​​​​​Must be a registered apprentice with Apprenticeship Manitoba.

Apprenticeship Manitoba applications are available at www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at Assiniboine or visit the Government of Manitoba website

Manitoba Education & Training - Workforce Development:

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

For the majority of trades, it is required that applicants have a high school diploma or equivalent academic standing. Because apprenticeship trades involve technical components, it is important to have high school credits in English, math and science. Those with mature student status, over 19 years of age, regardless of completed grade level, may be required to participate in an assessment process. Graduates from a college pre-employment program, Senior Years Apprenticeship Option or an accredited high school vocational program may qualify for time and/or level credits in an apprenticeship program.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

Careers & Connections

Careers

In Manitoba you can train for a career as a certified journeyperson in over 50 designated trades through apprenticeship, which is a combination of on-the-job practical training and in-school technical training.

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

Textbooks, supplies and uniforms for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the Assiniboine Bookstore. Visit the Bookstore webpage for more information.

Our classrooms, labs and shops are equipped with the necessary equipment that you need to make the most of your experience.


At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To register for your technical training, please go to www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers.

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