Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Gain the skills and training needed to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam.


Gain the skills and training needed to meet the requirements to write the Certification of Qualification exam. Earn while you learn. This program is run in a day release format to allow the apprentice to continue to work in the trade while learning one day per week. This training is a stepping stone to several other trades. 

Level 1 now available in an online format

Length of Study:
3 Levels. Each level is one day per week for 36 weeks for a total of 240 hours

Note: Upon completion, successful students are eligible to challenge the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Level 1 Online Hybrid Delivery Option - Overview

Apprentices who prefer self-paced study may opt for this option to complete the Level 1 in-school training. The theory portion is completed online, facilitated by the professor, followed by an eight-day practical block in the Commerce Court motive power shop. The curriculum and course syllabus corresponds with the regular day-release program, but is offered fully online. This is an opportunity to remain in your home community and reduce travel costs, while completing your Level 1 AST

Your Future Career

  • Automotive services technician
  • Service manager
  • Service writer

What You Will Learn

  • Engine systems
  • Electrical, electronics and emissions control systems
  • Drive train systems
  • Suspension, steering and brake systems

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to for additional information.

Semester 1

AST100 Work Practices - Lev 1
AST105 Engine Systems - Lev 1
AST110 Electrical/Electronics & Emissions Systems - Lev 1
AST115 Drive Train Systems - Lev 1
AST120 Suspension/Steering & Brake Systems - Lev 1
AST200 Air Conditioning Systems - Lev 2
AST205 Engine Systems - Lev 2
AST210 Electrical/Electronics & Emissions Systems - Lev 2
AST215 Drive Train Systems - Lev 2
AST220 Suspension/Steering & Brake Systems - Lev 2
AST301 Work Practices - Lev 3
AST305 Engine Systems - Lev 3
AST310 Electrical /Electronics & Emissions Systems - Lev 3
AST315 Drive Train Systems - Lev 3
AST320 Suspension/Steering & Brake Systems - Lev 3


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

  • Textbook
  • Purchase 'Electude' voucher, online educational simulation program - apx. $100.00/year subscription


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit