Where it Can Take You
Students who complete the Pre-employment Automotive Service Technician program have the opportunity to write the first period automotive service technician apprenticeship exam.
Automotive service technicians work in automotive repair shops, specialty repair shops, service facilities, car and truck dealerships and in large organizations or municipalities with vehicle fleets. Experienced automotive service technicians may move into more senior positions, working as service managers or shop foremen. Some open their own repair facilities.
For more information about opportunities, career options, duties, working conditions and salaries for automotive service technicians, please visit
- Alberta Occupational Profiles - Automotive Service Technician
- Alberta Wage and Salary Survey - Automotive Service Technicians, Repairers and other related positions
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Skills you will acquire
Training and skills will include basic knowledge of brake work, suspension overhaul, alignment procedures, basic automotive electrical, scan tools and passenger restraint systems.
An automotive service technician who holds a valid trade certificate from Alberta or from another Canadian province or territory may apply to write the interprovincial exam and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. The Red Seal is recognized throughout most of Canada.
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