If you’re already working in the automotive industry, the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program will give your career as a mechanic an added boost. Over the duration of this four-year apprenticeship, you’ll develop your confidence through a mix of on-the-job training, technical experience and theory.

You’ll spend 80 per cent of your time with a qualified service technician in the shop. For the remaining time, you’ll be in our classrooms and shops, learning from skilled instructors and training on the same industry-standard equipment you’ll use on the job. When you graduate, you’ll have the theory behind the mechanics and the hands-on experience employers look for.

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Career Opportunities

After completing your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for work in:

  • service facilities
  • automotive shops
  • specialty repair shops
  • car and truck dealerships
  • organizations with vehicle fleets

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80%

of your class time is spent in the shop working with a qualified service technician

$71,754

the average salary of an Automotive Service Technician

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

Late August

Credential / Accreditation

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers

Duration

4 years

Application Deadlines

Visit the Program Application Status page for more details.

Program Availability

View the program availability for the upcoming intakes.

Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Admissions

Academic requirements
  • Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or entrance exam.
  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related career and technology studies recommended.

Please note: You must be a registered apprentice to apply for this program. Information on how to become a registered apprentice is available on the Alberta Government's website.

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


Admission

You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.


To arrange a tour, call 403-320-3322 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 Automotive Service Technician program is an apprenticeship program delivered face-to-face on campus but may have some blended and hyflex components.

Apprenticeship

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.

Blended

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.

Hyflex

This program is offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year, in addition to on-the-job training.


Courses include:
  • Emission control systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Hybrid electrical vehicles
  • Vehicle system management, integration and vehicle networks
  • Manual transmissions, transaxles and clutches
  • Suspension and steering

View the full course outline for the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship.

New Apprentice Orientation Booklet  MyTradesecrets

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$784.00
$141.25
$366.55
Year 2
$784.00
$141.25
$132.90
Year 3
$784.00
$141.25
$113.30
Year 4
$784.00
$141.25
$85.90
Notes

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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