Automotive Service


-Grade 12 or equivalent
- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Prepares you for valuable industry certifications
- Market-driven programs
- Growing demand for professionals in this area

Employment Opportunities

Automotive Technician
- Service Advisor
- Shop Foreperson or Lead Technician
- Service Manager
- Diagnostic Technician
- Fleet Maintenance Technician
- Performance Tuner or Customization Specialist
- Service Writer or Parts Specialist
- Business Owner

If you’re passionate about cars and want to build a rewarding career in the automotive industry, this two-year diploma program will set you up for success.

With guidance from our industry-experienced instructors, you will: 

  • learn automotive vehicle maintenance, diagnosis and repairs
  • study manufacturer specifications
  • gain customer service and communication skills
  • work on actual cars and gain real-world experience.

Once you graduate, you’ll have various career options, including working as an apprentice or service advisor in a general or specialty automotive shop.

Many of our graduates choose to continue their training through an apprenticeship. Graduates are eligible to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Automotive Service Technician periods one through four exams, a big step towards becoming a journeyperson certified automotive service technician. 

As a journeyperson technician, you can specialize in engines, driveability, electrical systems, chassis systems, wheel alignment and automatic transmissions. You’ll also have the potential to advance beyond mechanics into management positions like shop foreman or service manager.

With a high demand for automotive service technicians, you’ll have a great chance of finding a job in the trade.


Department Contact

Scroll to Top