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Automotive Technician

Program Description
The Automotive Technician Program is designed to develop an understanding of the basic purpose, construction, operation and service of component parts and assemblies of an automobile. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to disassemble, inspect, machine calibrate and reassemble motor vehicle units and components.
Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.
For specific information about the program and questions related to course content, call 204.627.8508 or toll-free at 1.866.627.8500 ext. 8508 to speak directly with one of the program instructors.
Program Offering Location(s): The Pas Campus/*Possible Off Campus Delivery
Study Options: Full-Time/Day
Duration/Start: 1 Year/September
Credential: College Certificate
Work Practicum Placement: Yes
Optional Exit Credits: No
Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program have found employment in service stations, dealerships, large corporations, and allied industries where they work in service/repair, sales or parts distribution. Graduates who have entered apprenticeship programs, and reached journeyperson level, work as journeyperson mechanics, shop supervisors, service managers, parts managers, machine operators and service station operators.
Admission Requirements
a. English 20F, and
b. Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20S, Applied Mathematics 20S or Essential Mathematics 30S, and
c. Science 20F or Science 20G,
d. Or equivalencies of above,
e. Or mature student**
**Mature Student
College programs: A mature student is an applicant for college programs who is at least 20 years of age as of September 30 in the year of registration and who does not meet program entrance requirements. Evidence of any related training or work experience must be submitted to assist in determining admissions eligibility. An applicant may be requested to write a skill assessment test to identify subject areas requiring additional support.
Good hearing and eyesight, good physical coordination, and some strength are needed in automotive mechanical work. Applicants should enjoy working with their hands. Because the work can be intricate, applicants should have good finger dexterity and be mechanically inclined. Applicants will need a tolerance for working with grease and oil and for exposure to various levels of exhaust fumes, dust and dirt.
Apply for Admission
To learn more about the application process click here or contact Enrolment Services at:
The Pas Campus
T. 204.627.8648 or TF. 1.866.627.8500 ext. 8648, to be transferred to an Enrolment Services Advisor
When Should I Apply?
There is a limited number of spaces available; priority will be given to early applicants. We highly encourage prospective students to apply 9 months (January) before the start date of the program. Deadline for international students is April 1. To learn more about international student applications click here.
Courses & Costs
For a complete list of courses and program costs, view the Automotive Technician Program Cost Sheet online here. Please note: course and program costs are subject to change annually.
For a complete list of textbooks, visit or contact the Bookstore at:
The Pas Campus
436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, Manitoba
T. 204.627.8544 or TF. 1.866.627.8500 ext. 8544
F. 204.627.8652
Graduates qualify to apply for the second year of the Automotive Technician diploma program offered by Red River College. This technician program has been designed to meet the demand for training in new technology. It supplements the certificate program and will prepare graduates to work in the automotive electronic technician field.
Graduates must obtain approval from their employer and Apprenticeship Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade to be accepted into the apprenticeship program. Any individual who successfully completes this program with a passing grade of 70% or higher in all courses and registers as an apprentice within two years of completing this program will be eligible for level 1 in-class academic training of the associated apprenticeship program. Please consult Apprenticeship Manitoba for hours needed for the level 1 practical training.
Transfer Credit: Yes; for more information view the Transfer Credit Policy online here.
Need More Information?
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*Possible Off Campus Delivery
For more information regarding Off Campus program deliveries, visit UCN Community Based Services online here. Please note: start dates, admission application dates and program costing may vary at Off Campus locations.
  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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