Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

Program Code: 8527

School: School of Transportation

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 36 Weeks

Start Date: March

Location: Ashtonbee Campus

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2508

The Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship is a tuition-free transportation program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

You will receive preparation for working in the automotive industry, earn Level One Automotive Service Technician training, receive assistance in finding a short work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.

The Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeships program consists of three phases:

  • Phase One - Introductory Skills (12 weeks from March to June): Offers preparation for automotive training, job readiness skills, workplace communications, technical writing and mathematical skills required for use in the transportation field.
  • Phase Two - Technical Skills (13 weeks from June to August): Introduction to Automotive Service Technician Level One topics such as engines, fuels, electrical, suspension, steering, powertrain, brakes and introduction to parts technician.
  • Phase 3 - Work Placement (12 weeks from September to November): Industry placement to apply what you have learned.
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
OB-014 Pre-Apprenticeship English/Workplace Communications Ashtonbee Campus
OB-024 Pre-Apprenticeship Math Ashtonbee Campus
OB-044 Pre-Apprenticeship Computer Skills Ashtonbee Campus
PRPE-114 Parts Components Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
PRST-101 Work Place Practices and Procedures Ashtonbee Campus
PRST-102 Engine Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRST-105 Drive Train Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRST-106 Suspension/Steering and Brakes Ashtonbee Campus
PRST-107 Electrical/Electronics and Emissions Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
PRST-110 Paid Work Placement Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

  • The in-school training is delivered at the School of Transportation's state-of-the-art facilities at Ashtonbee Campus, which make up the province's largest transportation training centre.
  • Within 37 weeks, you complete the requirements for both Level One of the in-school apprenticeship curriculum and paid work placement.
  • As part of your Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship training, you obtain communication and mathematical upgrading skills, and job readiness skills that are industry specific.
  • You enjoy a paid work placement opportunity with a reputable automotive shop.

Career Outlook

  • Automotive service technician apprentice
  • Service advisor
  • Parts technician apprentice

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship

Additional Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Led young College
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)


Christine White-Garcia
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2508