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This 33-week (990 hour) program takes students with little or no previous experience in the automotive repair trade and supplies them with the necessary skills to seek employment in this industry as an apprentice technician. The courses introduce the students to many aspects of servicing and repair in the automotive repair trade with a focus on developing practical skills. Graduates of this program will receive 450 hours towards Automotive Service Technician Year 1 (AST 1) certification and the opportunity to write the AST 1 Certificate of Qualification exam. The AST 1 Certificate of Qualification and 1590 workplace hours are required to proceed into AST 2.
A minimum of 50% in any of:
Or a minimum of 63% on the Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) mathematics Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.
ASTF 109 Industry Work Placement students must receive a "Pass" grade. Minimum passing grade is a GGA of seventy percent (70%).
This program is not currently offered
Trades and Apprenticeship
This program is student loan eligible.
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