Automotive Technology

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) NOTE:  Second year is delivered at the Moncton Campus. Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Automotive Technicians know how to keep fuel efficient, clean running, high performing vehicles on the road. Through a blend of classroom and practical work, you'll learn how to diagnose, service, and repair complex components using mechanical skills and electronic diagnostic equipment. This apprenticeable trade will prepare you well for contemporary computerized shops. With options for further study or work experience, your road ahead is wide open.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Students can exit at the end of year one and obtain Automotive Service Technician certification.

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 Technicians are employed by service facilities, car and truck dealerships and by large organizations that own fleet vehicles. Experienced Automotive Technicians may advance to service manager or shop foreman. Some Automotive Technicians open their own repair facilities.

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    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC 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

    • Workplace Safety
    • Tools, Equipment and Documentation
    • Quality Assurance
    • Vehicle Service and Repair
    • Fuel Systems
    • • Electrical Systems Service and Repair (engine controls and computers, ignition systems, drivability, starters and alternators)
    • Vehicle Convenience Systems
    • Hybrid Vehicles
    • Work Integrated Learning

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    7535 - Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
    9522 - Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

    Articulation Agreements

    Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
    Articulation Period:
    Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
    NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


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