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Parts Management Technician

Parts Management Technician is a certificate program that provides knowledge and skill development in customer service at the parts counter, dispensing parts to a dealership's service department and selling related products and whole goods.

For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


You will study the function of all engine components and failure analysis.

Prerequisites: Basic Engine Parts


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You will learn about the equipment used in agricultural and industrial applications. You will focus on basic operation with special attention to the fast-wearing parts.

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You will learn the necessary skills to calculate, convert, and apply common trade measurements on the job.

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Your studies will focus on the areas that are common to the automotive, light truck, and heavy truck components of the parts industry. You will focus on body design, chassis components, operator features, and safety systems.

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You will be introduced to basic computer concepts. The course content includes computer components, hardware, software, working in a graphical user interface, file management, word processing and the Internet. The general skills you learn will prepare you for further courses, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.

Additional costs: Text (approx. $25)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-558March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
Register Online
$199.00Online
CRN: 201502-60September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-57January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-56March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
You will study the fundamentals of electricity and learn how to identify the components of circuits found on a vehicle.

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Your studies will examine engine classifications and design. You will focus on identifying engine components and their function.

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You will study transmissions, differentials, final drives, clutches and converters, as well as drive lines. You will focus on the function of the parts and replacement parts available.

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Your studies will focus on the components of all the systems that are associated with the engine (including fuel, emissions and lubrication systems).

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You will study engine heating and cooling systems, air conditioning and lubricating systems. You will focus on the high-activity parts and the function of the components.

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You will study the principles of hydraulics and learn how to operate and identify components.

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You will practice fundamental employability skills related to oral and written communications. You will also practice employability skills related to working effectively with others. You will learn personal employability skills and the effect of attitudes and behaviours on a successful job search.

This course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at a time that is convenient to the student.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-822April 13, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2015
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$376.00Distance
You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-566March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
Register Online
$199.00Online
CRN: 201502-88September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-65January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-66March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
Your studies will introduce you to basic word processing skills such as creating, editing and formatting documents, building tables, using templates and applying styles.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-560March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
Register Online
$199.00Online
CRN: 201502-59September 8, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-52January 11, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 29, 2016
$207.00Online
CRN: 201503-53March 20, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
$207.00Online
You will learn the requirements and procedures for doing an inventory count.

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You will learn the management tools and control systems used to manage inventory.

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Your studies will focus the goals, functions and roles of management. You will focus on team building, leadership, and management principles. You will identify essential and employability skills that will enable success in the workplace.

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You will become familiar with the various transactions that occur in a parts department. This includes point-of-sale documentation and forms used for other functions.

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You will learn how to set up and/or organize a parts area. The course covers building design, storage areas and binning systems.

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You will learn the different methods of locating and identifying components. These include printed materials, microfiche and computer technology.

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Your studies will cover the history of warehousing, transportation systems, shipping and receiving and transportation of various products.

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Your studies will focus on parts and products that are common to all types of parts operations. It will include fasteners, fittings, bearings, seals, belts, chains, couplers and clutches. You will focus on the function and the replacement of these high-activity parts and products.

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You will learn how to identify and use hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment.

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You will study the history of the program and the reason for trained parts people in the industry, examining the different types of dealership and aftermarket parts distribution networks. OH&S, personal and shop safety, fire safety and WorkSafe policies and procedures will be covered.

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Your studies will cover suspension, steering and braking systems. You will focus on the principles of these systems as well as the components.

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