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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician


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Program Description


This 12-week program provides an alternative entry into the automotive repair industry. Acquire the skills to perform preventative maintenance, basic diagnosis, and repairs on cars and light-duty trucks. You will learn about the systems in today’s vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art tools and equipment.

Hands-on practice includes: safety and tools; alignments; suspension and steering; brake service; electrical; and basic maintenance.

Industry Work Experience
You will have the opportunity to work in industry and gain valuable experience in an operational shop.

Program Overview


Your Career

With your hands-on experience, you will be ready to work in an entry-level position in the automotive industry. After you become an indentured apprentice, you will complete the remaining technical training and work hours required to become an Automotive Service Technician Alberta journeyperson. Potential career progression includes advancement to shop foreman, service manager and other management positions in the automotive industry.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.  Students who have taken automotive mechanics in high school may experience greater success in the Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician program.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Certificate and have completed the first period Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship technical training. Graduates may be eligible to write the first period Alberta Trades Qualification exam.

Progression


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation students must pass all courses and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements


The entrance requirements will be at least 50% in the following courses or equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND
  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20, AND
  • One Grade 11 Science.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Total Credits 12


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