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Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship

Typically requires three to five years to complete

Get on the road to success! The fast-paced, ever-changing automotive trade could be the perfect career for you. To become an apprentice, you must be registered with the Ministry of Training, Labour and Skills Development and work for an employer who accepts full responsibility for your instruction in all aspects of the trade. Your in-class learning is completed at Loyalist.


  • Credential
    • Apprenticeship Completion Certificate and Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    Day Release: August; Block Release: August, October, January and March

  • Location
    • Belleville Campus

Find your career

The demand for licensed technicians has increased with many professionals in this trade approaching retirement:

  • Automotive technicians work at dealerships, independent garages, fleet operations and as entrepreneurs.
  • Licensed technicians’ salaries range between $50,000 and $60,000.
  • Entrepreneur incomes range between $75,000 and $100,000.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Automotive Service Technician, Kingston Hyundai
  • Owner and Operator, JFP Automotive Inc., Belleville
  • Owner and Operator, Wilson Specialized Tune Up Ltd.

Is it for you?

Students come to this program from a wide range of backgrounds. What they have in common are:

  • A strong work ethic
  • Patience
  • A knack for problem solving
  • Curiosity
  • A passion for cars and trucks and things that go

Experiential learning

Learn while you earn, with on-the-job training and education.

  • Students in the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program must be employed by a registered garage and signed on with the Ministry of Training, Labour and Skills Development as an Automotive Service Technician Apprentice.
  • Once you are employed and signed on with the Ministry, you will be notified when in-school training is available. 
  • Your apprenticeship requirements include completing a skill set book, 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and three levels of in-school training for a total of 720 hours.
  • You can attend three full-time blocks of training, each eight weeks long, or study at Loyalist one day per week to complete your three levels.
  • Learning combines classroom instruction and practical theory labs.
  • Put your knowledge to the test in state-of-the-art service bays.


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