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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
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Program delivery methods for Fall 2021 and later have not been confirmed. Delivery shown is based on current delivery methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Automotive Service Technology diploma is a unique opportunity to get the technical and career essential skills you need to succeed in the automotive industry. It can also serve as a pathway to apprenticeship.
This two-year diploma provides exposure to new trends and technologies. Once you complete the program, you will have the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in dynamic shop environments to diagnose vehicle systems, and repair and maintain vehicles.
The diploma program offers a direct pathway into trades training at NAIT without having to first be a registered apprentice.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
A career in the automotive industry calls for an understanding of both technical knowledge and career essential skills. Learning outcomes for this program include being able to:
Program content and structure aligns with Alberta Credential Framework expectations. This 2-year diploma program provides you with immediate opportunities for employment in the automotive industry. After completing the program, you will be eligible to enter into an apprenticeship and complete apprenticeship hours to receive a journeyperson’s certificate.
Prepare to enter a diverse field of employment once you complete this diploma, with positions at dealerships, national auto chains, independent shops and more. As a graduate, you will be prepared for rewarding careers such as automotive service technician, service advisor, shop foreman or service manager.
Specialization within the automotive service industry may also lead to entrepreneurial or self-employment opportunities as an autobody shop owner.
Graduates will also be eligible to register for apprenticeship and may have associated employment opportunities.
Graduates of the diploma program are eligible to further their education with the following programs:
This program is available to international students as a pathway to apprenticeship.
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The Automotive Service Technology Diploma program provides training in automotive repair and diagnostics, including soft skills such as professionalism, to advance career opportunities for students.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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