Automotive Service Technician - MAP 32 Apprenticeship

Automotive Service Technician -
MAP 32 Apprenticeship

32 Weeks
Certificate of Apprenticeship
Welland Campus
Start Date: September

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency, AND
  • Sponsor letter of intent or willingness to hire

About the Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities

This Modified Apprenticeship Program (MAP) features a compressed schedule of in-school courses for Automotive Service Technician Trainees. The standard apprenticeship program is delivered part-time over three years. MAP32 is delivered in 32 consecutive weeks and offers a winning combination of Automotive Trade Preparation and all three levels of in-school apprenticeship instruction, equipping you with all the knowledge and skills that you will need for a successful career!

An Apprenticeship can jump-start your career!

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

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Automotive service technician
  • Automotive appraiser
  • Parts manager
  • Service manager
  • Automotive mechanical installer
  • Light-duty service technician
  • Motor vehicle inspector and tester

The NC Difference

  • Apprentices complete 720 hours of college instruction, which leads to about four years of on-the-job training as paid trainees with an employer.
  • 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
  • More than three decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience
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
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Prep Curriculum

Term One (2016 Spring)
Course CodeCourse NameUnits
AUTO1102Application Fundamentals3
AUTO1127Motor Vehicle Service Operations4
AUTO1200Computer Applications - Automotive3
AUTO1216Environmental Work Practices3
AUTO1223Customer Relations3


Term One (2015 Fall)
Course CodeCourse NameUnits
APPR1970Drive Train Systems3
APPR1971Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems6
APPR1972Engine Systems3
APPR1973Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems3
APPR1974Work Practices2
Term Two (2016 Winter)
Course CodeCourse NameUnits
APPR1975Drive Train Systems3
APPR1976Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems6
APPR1977Engine Systems3
APPR1978Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems3
APPR1979Work Practices2
Term Three (2016 Spring)
Course CodeCourse NameUnits
APPR1980Drive Train Systems3
APPR1981Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems6
APPR1982Engine Systems3
APPR1983Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems3
APPR1984Work Practices2

Related Programs

For related apprenticeship opportunities, see Auto Service Technician Apprenticeship. For post secondary opportunities, see Motive Power Technician  Automotive (Co-op) and Motive Power Techniques - Automotive.

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Why Consider Apprenticeship?

  • The province 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 Training, Colleges and Universities
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How to Apply for an Apprenticeship

  1. Individuals interested in apprenticeship training need to find a training sponsor or employer willing to engage in apprenticeship training.
  2. Once arranged, contact apprenticeship staff at your local Employment Ontario office.
  3. An employment and training consultant will arrange a meeting at the workplace to assess the ability of the training sponsor or employer to train and assess the person, prepare the training agreement or contract, and initiate the training.
  4. Once you have received your "Offer of Classroom Training Letter" from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, you must complete the registration process by contacting Niagara College’s registrars Office. Niagara College Apprenticeship Information Line Phone: 905-735-2211, ext. 7552

For more information, contact:

Apprenticeship Client Services
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Workplace Training Branch
301 St. Paul Street, 9th Floor
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R4

Phone: 905 704-2991, Fax: 905 704-2985

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