The Automotive Service Technician Pre-Employment Program is designed for people with little or no automotive background experience. This program may be a step to securing an apprenticeship contract if that is the goal of the student, or as basic automotive information. After successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to write the First Period Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship exam. This program has both fall and winter intakes.
The School of Trades
NAIT's School of Trades offers training in 35 program areas leading to journeyperson certification, and certificate and diploma credentials. Training 42% of the province's apprentices, NAIT's Automotive Program is the largest single provider of Automotive Apprentice Training in Alberta.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Cost Per Credit: $747
Tuition Cap: $6,985
Health & Dental: $114
Rec. & Athletics: $70.00
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $25
Semester 2: $250
Disclaimer: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. All fees are subject to change.
- English 20
- Math 20 or 20-1
- Science 10
Competitive Entrance : Grade 12 including English, Math, and Science - a grade 12 diploma is highly recommended.
Students must attend a 3-week practicum of 40 hours per week at a vehicle repair shop. Travel to the worksite is the responsibility of the student. Since this work is part of the educational experience, salaries are not paid to students during the practicum period.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.