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The Pre-employment Automotive Service Technician program is a short-term program that combines applied academic skills, employability skills and introductory trade/occupation competencies, preparing grads for entry-level positions in the automotive industry.
The 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.
Graduates of the program can challenge the first period apprenticeship exam for the Automotive Service Technician program.
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If you enjoy doing precise work that is varied and challenging and like to have a feeling of independence, then you will enjoy working as an automotive service technician.
Automotive service technicians are constantly learning on the job to adapt to industry changes and evolving automotive design trends. Employment for automotive service technicians is steady.
To be successful as an automotive service technician, you must have:
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
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As an automotive service technician, you will be employed by automotive repair shops, specialty repair shops, service facilities, car and truck dealerships, and by large organizations that own fleets of vehicles.
Experienced automotive service technicians can become service managers or shop supervisors. You could also open your own repair facility.
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Since this program is less than 8 months in length, international students who graduate from this program are not eligible for the post-graduation work permit. International students must apply for a Study Permit and a Co-op work permit even though this program is less than 6 months. Students enrolled in the Automotive Service Technician –Pre-employment certificate are required to complete a Practicum that requires a Co-op work permit.
For more details, please review Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s post-graduation work permit criteria and Co-op work permit criteria. Please note, Alberta apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.
International applicants should please note the following:
International applicants seeking permissions to take this program can contact a NAIT academic advisor – international focus to discuss options.
Pre-employment Automotive Service Technician is a short-term program that combines applied academic skills, employability skills and introductory trade/occupation competencies.
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