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Automotive Service Technician (Part-time studies)

School of Transportation Certificate

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

If you enjoy working on cars and trucks, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Automotive Service Technician program can fast-track you into a career. In less than a year, you could be working as a technician in an automotive shop, car and truck dealership, specialty shop, service station or transportation company.

You’ll need good problem-solving skills, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. At the end of the program, you’ll have transferable skills you can apply to other trades, including agricultural machinery technician, heavy duty equipment technician, truck and transport mechanic.

Automotive Service Technician is a one-year certificate program offered in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. You’ll learn how to diagnose, repair, service and maintain advanced mechanical and electrical systems in today’s vehicles. Get practical, hands-on training in:

  • body and trim
  • brakes and chassis
  • charging, ignition and starting systems
  • clutches and drive lines
  • electronics and electrical systems
  • engine repair and rebuilding
  • fuel and emission systems
  • general shop procedures

Learn in Well-Equipped Shops

Learn from highly trained instructors in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped automotive shops. You’ll work on real vehicles donated by local dealers and other sources. You’ll use industry-leading diagnostic and servicing equipment, including tools unique to specific manufacturers. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the kind of practical, hands-on training and experience you will need.

A Head Start on Apprenticeship

Increase your earning potential by becoming an apprentice and working toward journeyperson certification. It’s an “earn while you learn” approach to building your career. Learn more at Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

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