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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,696

  Cambridge

Jan 4-Dec 23

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

If you enjoy troubleshooting complex problems, utilizing some of the latest technology and working with your hands, consider taking a program leading to a career as an automotive service technician. Through a combination of hands-on activities and theory-based classes, graduates from the Motive Power Fundamentals – Automotive Repair certificate program are well-positioned to enter and be successful working in this trade area.

Throughout the duration of your program, you will develop a strong foundation of technical skills needed for the automotive field. You will develop safe working practices in the use of tools, machinery, and equipment and will apply fundamental communication, documentation, information technology, and computer skills to support a motive power-related work environment. To round out your training, you will be introduced to the basics of running a motive power business and relevant legal issues.

As a graduate of the certificate program, you will have an opportunity to receive automatic exemption from Level 1 of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship in-school training should you choose to pursue that career pathway.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify basic automotive system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive electrical, electronic, fuel and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Disassemble and reassemble automotive components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  • Select and use a variety of test equipment to assess basic electronic circuits, automotive systems, and subsystems.
  • Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic automotive systems and subsystems.
  • Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers’ updates.
  • Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
  • Apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service.
  • Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Apply basic knowledge of the operating principles to automotive systems, subsystems and related components.
  • Perform soldering operations; welding and cutting using oxy-fuel; and welding using GMAW.

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Student Reviews (2)

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Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.