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Tec-Voc’s Automotive Technology program is one of the finest high school vocational automotive courses in the province. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the basic purpose, construction, operation and service of all components/assemblies of an automobile. Students will benefit from “hands on” experiences as they service, diagnose and repair vehicles using state of the art tools and equipment.
Areas of study include:
• Engine Design
• Basic Service
• Chassis & Brakes
• Drive Line Components
• Engine Remanufacturing
• Fuel Delivery Systems
• Electrical Systems and Diagnosis
• Fuel Management Systems
Grade 10 (2 Credits) AT000V20
An introduction to Automotive Mechanics. Areas of study include: safety and general shop practice, engine design and operation, basic vehicle maintenance and repair.
Grade 11 (4 Credits) AT000V30
In the second year, the course becomes more specific. Areas of study include: engine reconditioning, drive lines and components, brake systems, fuel systems and chassis servicing. Students will spend approximately 60% of their time servicing and repairing a variety of vehicles that are booked into the shop on a weekly basis. The remaining 40% of the course will focus on the study of theoretical aspects of automotive repair within a classroom setting.
Grade 12 (4 Credits) AT000V40
In the third year, the focus shifts to chassis electrical systems/components, electronic fuel management control systems/components and computerized engine diagnostics and correction. Also, there will be an extensive work experience component where each student will be sent to a car dealership, or other licensed automotive repair facility where they will work with a licensed automotive technician.
Post-High applicants (Sisler & Daniel McIntyre High Schools only) must
have 20G Power Mechanics, 30G Power Mechanics and 40G or 40S Power Mechanics.
Automotive Technology Opportunities:
Begin your career at one of these places:
• Automotive Dealership
• Automotive Service Centres
• Lube Centres
• Front-End Alignment Centres
• Muffler Shops
• Remanufacturing Shops
• Transmission Shops
• Tune-up Centres
Opportunities in other related areas:
• Small Engine Repair Shops
• Automotive Parts Sales
• Collision Repair Shops
• Automotive detailing
• Custom Audio/Alarm Installation
• Vehicle Sales
• Engine Machine Shops
Students who enroll in our automotive course can reduce the length of their apprenticeship by maintaining a 70% average throughout the three year program. Upon graduation they will receive level 1 Apprenticeship status in Motor Vehicle Mechanics and can begin their career in the automotive service industry. Please contact us for complete information on our apprenticeship program.