If you like staying organized, developing expertise, working with people and participating in your customers’ successes, the Parts Technician Apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for your future. In the Parts Technician Apprenticeship program, you’ll gain the knowledge of parts for the automotive sector, hardware supplies, machinery divisions and more.

This class is currently offered in a hyflex model. Over three years, you’ll attend class just one day a week, in the afternoon and evening. On the job, you’ll get hands-on, quality training, developing expertise in identifying and cataloguing parts, preparing statements and submitting bills – earning a paycheque while you do so. In the classroom, we’ll train you in subjects like human resources and material identification that will advance your career.

Find the career fit for you in the Parts Technician – Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) program. Apply today!

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Career Opportunities

When you finish your apprenticeship training, you’ll be an expert in parts management. You’ll find employment in wholesale groups, retail businesses and warehouse distributors in positions such as:

  • Driver
  • Parts Clerk
  • Parts Department Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Sales Representative
  • Store Manager

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3 years

of on-the-job training to complete the Parts Technician Apprenticeship program

1 afternoon a week

is spent on campus gaining technical training vital to your career


of parts technician employers in Alberta recruited in the last two years


Credential / Accreditation

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers


3 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Academic Centre

Centre for Trades


This program is not available for International Students.

Academic requirements
  • Successful completion of English 10-2 and Math 10-3, or a pass mark in all Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam.
  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20 and related career and technology studies recommended.

Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.

To arrange a tour, call 403.320.3366 or toll-free 1.800.572.0103.

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB   T1J 4C7

Telephone: 1-800-248-4823
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Fax: 403-381-5795

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Delivery Formats

The Parts Technician Apprenticeship is delivered on-campus through the Weekly Apprenticeship Training System and may contain hyflex components.


Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training. You’ll work with an employer and our experienced instructors to gain the best of both worlds as you work and earn money while training.


This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.

Weekly Apprenticeship Training System

The Weekly Apprenticeship Training System involves one day of training per week at Lethbridge College throughout the length of the program. For the rest of the week, you’ll be on the job learning from your employer.


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Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) programs involve one day of training at Lethbridge College per week throughout the length of the program. The hyflex design provides flexible attendance requirements, you can attend on-line or in person, which ever suits you best.

Courses include:
  • Business management
  • Communication
  • Design and planning
  • Electrical, autobody, agriculture and mobile industrial equipment
  • Engines and related systems
  • Human relations and industry network
  • Hydraulics, steering, suspension and air brakes
  • Inventory
  • Leadership
  • Logistics and facility management
  • Material handling and storage
  • Material identification and calculations
  • Material identification and tool cribs
  • Powertrain
  • Procurement
  • Standard workplace safety and environmental protection
  • Transportation and traffic

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

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