Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
This program is designed and delivered by experienced faculty who have extensive expertise in the automotive industry and who have delivered training to that industry. In addition, the faculty has been involved in the development and delivery of the in-school curriculum for the provincially regulated trade of Automotive Service Technician.
Graduates of this two-year program are eligible to receive an Ontario College Diploma in Motive Power Technician. At the same time, graduates will be registered as an Automotive apprentice and receive the equivalent of all the in-school training necessary to meet the requirements of the provincially administered apprenticeship program. Upon completion of this program and with the additional work experience (on-the-job training) detailed in the training standards for the Automotive Trade, apprentices will then be eligible to challenge the exam for the Certificate of Qualification for the Trade.
Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.