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.
Over three years, you’ll attend class just one day a week. 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 the subjects that’ll advance your career like human relations and material identification.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
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:
- receiving clerk
- parts clerk
- parts department manager
- sales representative
- store manager
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of on-the-job training to complete the Parts Technician Apprenticeship program
1 day 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
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- 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.
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.
You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 4C7
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!
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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.
Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) programs involve one day of training at Lethbridge College per week throughout the length of the program.
- Material identification and calculations
- Engines and related systems
- Material handling and storage
- Design and planning
- Human relations and industry network
- Electrical, autobody, agriculture and mobile industrial equipment
View the full course outline for the Parts Technician – WATS Apprenticeship.
Tuition and Fees
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.
“After receiving my Journeyman certificate of completion, I went on to work with Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. During my automotive dealership experience I sat on the Lethbridge College Parts Technician advisory committees. The passion I have for the trades all started during the time I spent as a student at the Lethbridge College. For that I would like to say thank you to all past and present college staff.”
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