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Automotive Mechanic and Repair Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from an Automotive Mechanic and Repair career

Professionals in automotive trades are in demand. With evolving designs and new technology, the automotive industry is continually changing. Automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges provide hands-on training to prepare students for apprenticeships and other certifications that will lead them to positions in the industry.

IIf you’re interested in applying your mechanical skills to a job in the automotive industry, here’s what you need to know. More

Automotive Mechanic and Repair Courses

Courses in Ontario college mechanic and repair programs (also known as “automotive service technician” programs) equip students with technical and theoretical information, and then allow them to apply their knowledge in simulated automotive workshops. Programs are offered as either one-year certificate or two-year diploma programs, and are designed to either count toward an apprenticeship or to help students prepare to enter an automotive mechanic apprenticeship.

Courses will vary from program to program, but will likely include areas like diagnosing, repairing or installing the following:

  • Engines
  • Suspension and brake systems
  • Body and trim
  • Fuel technology
  • Electronics and emissions

Note: Some Ontario college automotive mechanic and repair programs require that you be employed by a company under which you can apprentice before you start the in-class component. These programs include courses that count toward the mandatory in-school training for Ontario apprenticeships. (There are 3 levels of courses apprentices need to take through a college.)

General Automotive Mechanic and Repair Program Requirements

Automotive mechanic and design programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. A grade 12 English credit may be required, depending on the program.

If you find a company to do your apprenticeship with or are enrolling in a mechanic or repair program that counts towards your apprenticeship, you must register with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Automotive Mechanic and Repair Jobs and Salaries

Automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges provide students with a wide range of skills that can be applied to a variety of jobs. Students could work for dealerships, repair shops, specialty or aftermarket garages, and more. Programs could lead to a career in automotive repair, service, sales, collision estimation and other auto-related positions.

After completing a pre-apprenticeship program, you will be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship. If the program you take is part of an apprenticeship, you will be paid for your work.

Salaries for automotive mechanic and repair professionals can start at around $25,000 to $30,000. Experience level and type of organization will affect wages.

Ontario Colleges Offering Automotive Mechanic and Repair Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Length Start Date Website
Show details (Automotive) MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - TECHNICAL CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

(Automotive) MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - TECHNICAL


  • Program Code: 8202
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN DURHAM WHITBY OPEN 0 UNKNOWN 2015 - Aug Visit

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: AUT
  • Credential: OTHER
  • Program Level: APPRENTICESHIP
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - CANADIAN TIRE CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Aug Visit

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - CANADIAN TIRE


  • Program Code: 8685
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: APPRENTICESHIP
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - HONDA CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Aug Visit

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - HONDA


  • Program Code: 8682
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: APPRENTICESHIP
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER (AUTOMOTIVE) TECHNICIAN-SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN 4 SEMESTERS 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER (AUTOMOTIVE) TECHNICIAN-SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT


  • Program Code: VMTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS CONESTOGA GUELPH OPEN 32 WEEKS 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS


  • Program Code: 0723
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS


  • Program Code: 187
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SAULT MAIN OPEN 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR


  • Program Code: 4041
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN CONESTOGA GUELPH WAITLISTED 31 WEEKS 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: 0715
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - MOTORCYCLE AND POWER SPORT VEHICLES CONESTOGA GUELPH OPEN 31 WEEKS 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER FUNDAMENTALS - MOTORCYCLE AND POWER SPORT VEHICLES


  • Program Code: 0727
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: 446
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2016 - Jan Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: 446
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN ST. CLAIR MAIN OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN


  • Program Code: T167
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - ADVANCED REPAIR SAULT MAIN OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - ADVANCED REPAIR


  • Program Code: 4044
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS WAITLISTED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - May Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP)


  • Program Code: 0740
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP)


  • Program Code: 0740
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2016 - Jan Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP)


  • Program Code: 0740
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2016 - May Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE (CO-OP)


  • Program Code: 0740
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CONESTOGA GUELPH WAITLISTED 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE


  • Program Code: 0741
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - MOTORCYCLE AND POWER SPORT VEHICLES CONESTOGA GUELPH OPEN 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS) 2015 - Sep Visit

MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - MOTORCYCLE AND POWER SPORT VEHICLES


  • Program Code: 0740
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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