About this Apprenticeship

  • Length:32 Weeks
  • Class Location:Welland Campus
  • Starts In:September
  • Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • School of:Trades

Our apprentices complete 720 hours of college instruction and approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.

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This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.


Preparatory Studies (18 Weeks)
Term one (2017 Spring)
Code Course Name Credits
AUTO1102 Application Fundamentals 3
AUTO1127 Motor Vehicle Service Operations 4
AUTO1200 Computer Applications - Automotive 3
AUTO1216 Environmental Work Practices 3
AUTO1223 Customer Relations 3
Term one (2017 Fall)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1970 Drive Train Systems 3
APPR1971 Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems 6
APPR1972 Engine Systems 3
APPR1973 Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems 3
APPR1974 Work Practices 2
Term two (2018 Winter)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1975 Drive Train Systems 3
APPR1976 Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems 6
APPR1977 Engine Systems 3
APPR1978 Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems 3
APPR1979 Work Practices 2
Term three (2018 Spring)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1980 Drive Train Systems 3
APPR1981 Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems 6
APPR1982 Engine Systems 3
APPR1983 Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems 3
APPR1984 Work Practices 2

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency AND
  • Application for Apprenticeship Training

With this apprenticeship, you could be a...

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Appraiser
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Automotive Mechanical Installer
  • Light-Duty Service Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Inspector and Tester

Why Study at Niagara College?

Upon completion of this program, you may seek provincial certification, a mandatory requirement for employment in this trade.

  • More than three decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience.
  • Outstanding levels of student satisfaction.
  • Highly experienced and supportive professors.
  • State-of-the-art facilities for your practical experiences.
  • Small class sizes where you will receive individual attention from the professor.
  • Student support system which includes counselling and financial aid.

The students I have hired as graduates or current students have always shown that they have the knowledge and training needed to excel in the automotive service trade. The work ethic and skills that are taught at the NC Motive Power programs are valuable to myself as the employer and the student. Hiring…from Niagara College has always been a win/win situation for both myself and the student. When hiring, a Niagara College student/graduate has, and will continue to be my first choice

Bill Marr, Welland Canadian Tire

The Benefits of Apprenticeship

  • The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
  • A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
  • Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
  • There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
  • Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.