SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Learn the highly sought after trade of Parts Technician - 2019/2020

This is a Red Seal Trade, recognized across Canada. Fanshawe's Parts Technician - Pre-Apprentice program will prepare you for work in motive power industry. Through a combination of practical "hands-on" learning labs, theory classes and work term opportunity, students will complete the required courses for their Level I Apprenticeship and be ready to challenge the Level I exam.

Starting July 2, 2019 at the London Campus, this full-time, 38-week program includes:

  • Level 1 apprenticeship courses;
  • Trades readiness and value-added skills training;
  • Academic upgrading;
  • Job search techniques;
  • An eight-week work term with local industry employers.

This program is free to qualified applicants. Space is limited.

Want to learn more about the program and the application process?

Book your consultation today!

Email Dave to book your personal consultation. Please bring a copy of your resumé to the consultation. Applications will be accepted during your scheduled consultation.

Session location:

Fanshawe College
School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship
Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies – Z Building
1764 Oxford Street East at Baransway Street (formerly Third Street), London, ON
Room Z1007

Karen, completed program in 2019

Not only have I received valuable knowledge, but I’m now employed with a company that is willing to work with my hours as a single mother. I had no idea how to restart my life, and this course helped me do just that.

Program coordinator:

Dave Vollmer
Phone: 519-452-4430 x2760

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:

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

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Parts Technician - Pre-Apprentice-2019/2020

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MVMC-1036Work Practices1.5
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.
MVMC-1038Electrical/Electronics & Emissions Syst6
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-1040Suspension, Steering & Brakes Systems2.5
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.
SKLS-1026Trades Readiness5
An introduction to the motive power industry, exploration in other areas where Parts Technicians may find work, for example, aviation, electrical, plumbing and/or additional upgrading as required.
MATH-1200Applied Transportation Mathematics3
This course will provide students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills required to understand, interpret and find solutions for analytical problems in the transportation industry.
COMM-1126Service Writer2
This course will provide the students with the communication skills required to work within the motive power industry. Students will focus on being able to communicate with customers, service advisors, management and fellow employees. Through a combination of lectures, exercises and independent learning students will practicewriting, speaking, reading, listening, sourcing, documenting and using technology to communicate professionally.
COMM-1130Communications & Customer Support 13.5
Students will gain a working knowledge of basic communication techniques, memos, letters and resumes, preparing for job interviews, human relations, customer and interpersonal relations, fundamentals of motivation, and leadership.
MOTP-1067Component Techy & Technical Skills 16
Students will learn to identify and understand the operation of engine components, belts, pulleys, lines, and fittings, driveline components, exhaust system components, emission control system components, braking system components, and steering system components.
MRCH-1019Merchandising & Inventory Management 14
Students will gain a working knowledge of parts organization and structure, warehouse storage procedures, shipping and receiving procedures, parts terminology, catalogue systems, and inventory control procedures.
SKLS-1025Applied Work Practices 13.5
Students will learn about safe work practices and required legislation, basic computer operations, trade calculations/measurements, and personal safety restraint systems.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in the
Program at Fanshawe to meet the Program Residency
requirement and Graduate from this Program.

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