Your Learning Experience
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 ontariocolleges.ca. Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:
Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD)
72-1200 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.
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.
|Level 1 - Basic|
|This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of fasteners, bearings, seals and sealants as applied to the automotive industry. The student will also gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of precision measuring tools as well as oxyacetylene, heating and cutting tools.|
|This course will enable the students to: explain the operating characteristics of internal combustion engines, perform engine disassembly/reassembly procedures according to accepted industry standards, explain the construction and operating principles of cylinder block assembly components, perform recommended inspection/testing of cylinder block and components and explain recommended rebuilding procedures, explain the operation of crankshafts and bearings and perform recommended inspection/measuring procedures.|
|MVMC-1038||Electrical/Electronics & Emissions Syst||6|
|This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of electrical fundamentals, circuits and components as applied to the automotive industry. The student will also gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of fuel systems.|
|MVMC-1039||Drive Train Systems||2.5|
|This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of power transmission and driveline systems. The student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair operations.|
|MVMC-1040||Suspension, Steering & Brakes Systems||2.5|
|This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose and principles of operation of a vehicles suspension, steering and braking systems components. As well the student will gain a working knowledge of test equipment and service repair procedures.|