This Automotive Service Technology program provides excellent preparation for an apprenticeship as an Automotive Service Technician. This is a two-year diploma. Automotive courses are provided in a combination of classroom, lab and shop environments. Students will utilize up-to-date equipment, carrying out diagnosis and repairs that meet manufacturer’s specifications and customer’s satisfaction. Business and communications courses will better prepare you in your career and provide opportunities to advance. The maintenance and repair requirements of the large volume vehicles in Alberta provide many employment opportunities for well trained technicians. The primary location for this program is the Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre at SAIT’s main campus.
Graduates may find work as automotive service technicians and upon successful completion of their apprenticeship can specialize in various areas such as engines, driveability, electrical, chassis systems, wheel alignment, automatic transmissions, etc. There is potential to advance to shop foreman, service managers and other management positions.
- Graduates of the Automotive Service Technology program have a 100% employment rate
Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs.
Credentials and accreditation
Upon successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT diploma in Automotive Service Technology.
Most graduates continue their training and complete an apprenticeship that includes an Alberta Journeyman Certificate as an Automotive Service Technician and an Inter-provincial Standards Red Seal. Diploma graduates are eligible for 16 months of credit towards their Alberta apprenticeship contract. In addition, students may be granted trade-related work experience between the first and second year toward your apprenticeship. Students are also eligible to write apprenticeship exams upon completion of training. The pass mark for apprenticeship exams is 70%.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
- Thompson Rivers University
- Montana State University – Northern
To learn more, visit transfer options.