AUTO 090  Automotive Service Technician Foundation Trades Training


Automotive Service Technicians examine, test and repair the parts and systems on cars and light trucks. Automotive Service Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.They often use computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair key vehicle components such as engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions and electrical systems. The work of an Automotive Service Technician also involves reassembling and testing repaired items against manufacturers' standards, as well as performing preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments, oil changes and tune-ups. The Automotive Service Technician Foundation Program consists of both Foundation and Level 1 Technical training. Students receive credit for Level 1 technical training and 450 work based training hours

390 (Lecture Hours: 273, Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 117)


Total Weeks: 13





Non-Course Prerequisites:
Eligibility as indicated by the ITA
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)




Course Content:
Perform Safety Related Functions
- Maintain safe work environment
- Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
Use Tools, Equipment and Documentation
- Use tools and equipment
- Use fasteners, tubes, hoses and fittings
- Use hoisting and lifting equipment
- Use technical information
Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
- Use communication techniques
Diagnose and Repair Driveline Systems
- Diagnose and repair driveshafts and axles
Diagnose and Repair Electrical Systems and Components
- Diagnose and repair basic wiring and electrical systems
- Diagnose and repair starting and charging systems and batteries
Diagnose and Repair Steering and Suspension, Braking, Control Systems, Tires, Wheels, Hubs and Wheel Bearings
- Diagnose and repair steering and control systems
- Diagnose and repair suspension and control systems
- Diagnose and repair braking and control systems
- Diagnose and repair tires, wheels, hubs and wheel bearings
Diagnose and Repair Restraint Systems, Body Components, Accessories and Trim
- Diagnose and repair wind noises, rattles and water leaks
- Diagnose and repair interior and exterior components, accessories and trim
- Diagnose and repair latches, locks and movable glass
Diagnose and Repair Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EV)
- Implement specific safety protocols for hybrid and electric vehicles (EV)


Learning Outcomes:

This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Foundation Automotive Service Technician. This document can be found in its most current form at:



Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:

All student's will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Rules and Regulatory Practices for Students Policy.


CSA approved footwear and safety glasses.



Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.