Automotive Service Technician


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The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Automotive Service Technician Certificate program will teach you how to diagnose, repair, service and maintain advanced mechanical and electrical systems in today’s vehicles. Get practical, hands-on training in body and trim, brakes and chassis, charging, ignition and starting systems, clutches and drive lines, electronics and electrical systems, engine repair and rebuilding, fuel and emission systems and general shop procedures.

At our new Trades and Technology Centre, you will learn the skills necessary to assemble, repair, service and maintain vehicles. You will spend most of your classroom time with experienced industry-trained instructors in our large trades shop, where you will receive an education placing you at the forefront of the technical curve.

Students may apply for technical training credit and trade time upon indenturing as an apprentice with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.

Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: Approx. $6,200 (tools provided at no additional cost)
Books & Materials: Approx. $700
Fees: Approx. $1,100
Date: TBA
Length: 37 weeks
Location: Parkland College Automotive Garage, 410 Fourth Avenue North, Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



ATBD 100 Body Components, Accessories and Trim
BRAK 117 Braking Systems 1 (Non-ABS)
BRAK 118 Braking Systems 2 (Non-ABS)
BRAK 119 Braking Systems 3 (ABS)
COMM 127 Fundamental Communication Skills
DRTR 110 Driveline Systems
ELCT 106 Electrical Systems 1
ELCT 107 Electrical Systems 2
ELCT 108 Starting, Charging, Lighting and Wipers
ENGN 125 Engine Systems 1
ENGN 126 Engine Systems 2
ENGN 127 Engine Systems 3
FUEL 102 Introduction to Fuel and Ignition Systems
MAIN 108 Vehicle Inspection, Apprenticeship and Mentoring
MATH 169 Trade Mathematics
SAFE 103 Automotive Shop Safety
SHOP 109 Automotive Shop Fundamentals
STER 106 Steering and Suspension 1
STER 107 Steering and Suspension 2
TRNM 109 Final Drive Assemblies
TRNM 110 Clutches and Transmissions Part 1
TRNM 111 Clutches and Transmissions Part 2
Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • PPE required in shop: CSA steel toe work boots, safety glasses and coveralls.
  • GPA Grade Point Average of 60% or higher is required for each term. An overall 60% GPA is required to graduate with a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Automotive Service Technician meets the technical training levels 1 & 2 for Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). To have this training technical training recognized by SATCC, your overall average must be at least 70% with no more than 10% absenteeism. Your training will be recognized by SATCC for approximately 2.5 years from the end of your program. This means you will need to register as an apprentice with SATCC within 2.5 years from the end date of the program. A field consultant from SATCC will visit your class and share information on apprenticeship. Please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship website for more details.

*Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.*

Career Opportunities

When you graduate, look for jobs as an apprentice technician in an automotive shop or service station, in the service or warranty department of vehicle dealerships, in engine machine shops and engine building plants. You could work for a public transit agency, a transportation company or a large company that maintains a fleet of vehicles.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12. Special Admission – ACCUPLACER is available.
  • English language requirement
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)



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Last Updated: October 18, 2021