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:
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).
When you graduate, look for jobs as an apprentice technician in an automotive shop or service station, in the service or warranty department of vehicle dealerships, in engine machine shops and engine building plants. You could work for a public transit agency, a transportation company or a large company that maintains a fleet of vehicles.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Automotive Service Technician||Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers (7321)||$31,200 - $72,100|
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Note: Classroom time will include demonstrations and shop work.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.