Automotive Service Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

Automotive Service Technician is an Ontario College Certificate Apprenticeship program. Students will learn to diagnose, repair, and maintain engines. Students will have the opportunity to specialize in engines, suspensions or brakes. An apprenticeship component allows students to earn money while putting their knowledge to the test in real-world situations.


Today’s automobiles are not made of just steel and rubber. They’re technological marvels that use computers to make sure all of the components and systems are running smoothly and properly. These vehicles need highly trained mechanics with specialized skills to keep them safe and on the road. If you’re excited by the opportunity to learn cutting-edge vehicle repair techniques for a dynamic career, the Automotive Service Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will help drive your dreams forward.


You’ll learn how to diagnose, repair and maintain engines and many electrical and electronic systems in cars, trucks and buses. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in engines and fuel systems, electrical and electronic systems, suspension or brakes. You’ll be able to follow your interests and streamline your skills. You’ll also complete an apprenticeship component of the program, allowing you to earn real cash while testing your skills out in the real world, on real vehicles, with your future colleagues and business partners.


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


Learn More


Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Automotive Service Technician (Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program will be prepared for positions within the transportation industry such as service manager, service consultant, service advisor, parts advisor, warranty administrator and customer relations.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Automotive Service Management program:

Preventative Maintenance Technician
Perform repair and preventative maintenance for the company’s fleet of vehicles.

Customer Service Representative 

Explain what work is required and the cost of those services, answering questions and providing information to customers on behalf of a growing auto parts company.


Program Details

Program Code

Program Coordinator:

David Vollmer

Ontario College Certificate