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Automotive Service Technician

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Automotive Service Technicians are vehicle surgeons. They know how to diagnose, service and repair a wide range of vehicle issues, including: steering, electrical, suspension, brakes, engines, fuel, exhaust, electronics and accessories for these systems. You’ll become an expert in vehicle anatomy and you’ll learn how to master shop tools and techniques such as brazing, cutting, and welding. With half a million vehicles on the road in New Brunswick, Automotive Service Technicians have their work lined up.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.
 


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies


    Career Possibilities

    As a graduate of this program you may be employed in private or dealer automotive repair shops, trade-related fields such as distributors of automobile parts, specialty repair shops or warranty specialists for manufacturers. Automotive service technicians are employed by service facilities, car and truck dealerships and by large organizations that own fleet vehicles. Experienced automotive service technicians may advance to service manager or shop foreman. Some automotive service technicians open their own repair facilities.



    Specific Considerations

    Technicians usually work indoors and can expect a work environment that includes noise, fumes, odours, hazardous compounds, drafts and vibrations. Good physical condition and agility are important because the work often requires considerable standing, bending, crawling, lifting, pulling and reaching. Some important attributes of automotive service technicians are: good hand-eye coordination, mechanical aptitude, time management skills, logical thinking and decision making skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to educate themselves as technology advances.

    Technology Requirements
    Ӱ̳ is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


    Areas of Study

    • Customer Relations
    • Ozone Depleting Substances
    • Shop Practice
    • Vehicle Service and Repair
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Auto Chassis
    • Brakes
    • Automotive Engines
    • Electrical Systems
    • Related Subjects
    • Work Experience


    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Learners apply electronic principles to tasks such as electrical system diagnostics, servicing batteries, working with lighting circuits and gauges, and maintaining harnesses and accessories.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

    In this course, learners focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job in a trade.

     

    In this course, learners focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This is a 1-day environmental awareness training course based on Environment Canada's "Environmental Code of Practice for the Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems, 2014". It is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Specific topics covered are: CFCs and the ozone layer, isolation valving, recommended components, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    This course is designed to introduce learners in the trades to a variety of hand tools, power tools, stationary power tools and equipment and their uses within the context of safe work practices. Learners become familiar with the safe use and handling of the tools and equipment commonly used in the trades sector. They are required to demonstrate the selection and safe use of common hand and power tools and receive instruction on several types of fastening systems.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B

    The purpose of the practicum is to provide learners with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables learners to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The practicum exposes the learners to the trade environment, and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course introduces students to vehicle components, service information systems, and vehicle start, move, and park procedures.
     
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B
    • SECU1344A

    This course introduces learners to vehicle lubrication procedures and service and maintenance of wheels and tires.
     
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1344A
    • SECU1322B

    This course introduces learners to the design, repair, and maintenance of automotive suspension systems.
     
     

    This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for pre-delivery inspections, provincial motor vehicle inspections, and to diagnose body components and trim.
     
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1344A
    • SECU1322B

    This course is designed to provide learners with the fundamental skills required to service engines and supporting systems.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B
    • SECU1344A

    This course is designed to provide learners with the fundamental skills required to service drivelines.
     
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B
    • SECU1344A

    This course will introduce learners to proper service and repair procedures for automotive braking systems.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B
    • SECU1344A

    This course introduces learners to manual and power steering systems.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1322B
    • SECU1344A
    • VMMV1251A

    This course teaches learners how to properly perform Oxy-Fuel and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding.
     
     


    NOC Codes

    72410 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    74203 - Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
    94200 - Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers


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