Automotive Service Technician

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

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.


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

    (NB Francophone High School Math 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.

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    NOC Codes

    7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

    What you will learn

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

    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.

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