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AUTD 090A - Automotive Service Technician Foundation Trades Training

The Foundation program consists of Level 1 Technical Training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Apprentice program. "Automotive Service Technician" means a person who repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical and electrical parts of automobiles and light truck in a retail automotive business. "Retail Automotive Business" means a business whose primary mechanical repair work is repairing and adjusting vehicles whose gross vehicle weight is under 5.500kg.


  • Total Hours: 570
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 285
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 285
Total Weeks: 19

This course is offered online:

Admission into the program
Learning Outcomes:
  • Upon completion of the Foundation Level, students will be capable of working in the Automotive Service Industry at a first year apprentice level and completing appropriate tasks under the supervision of a Journeyperson.
Describe Safety
  • Describe WCB Regulations
  • Describe WHMIS Regulations
  • Describe Safe Vehicle Operation
  • Demonstrate Safe Work Practices
Describe Employability Skills
  • Use Personal Computers
  • Demonstrate Communication Skills
  • Describe Business Practices
  • Demonstrate Employment Readiness Skills
Demonstrate Tools and Equipment
  • Use Hand Tools
  • Use Power Tools
  • Use Diagnostic Equipment
  • Use Shop Tools and Equipment
  • Use Reference Resources
  • Use Measuring Instruments
Demonstrate General Automotive Maintenance
  • Select Lubricants and Fluids
  • Service Filters, Belts, and Hoses
  • Assess Leaks
  • Service Tires and Wheels
  • Replace Exterior Lamps
  • Service Body Trim, Hardware and Accessories
Demonstrate General Automotive Practices
  • Service Gaskets and Seals
  • Use Fasteners
  • Service Tubing and Fittings
  • Demonstrate Welding Techniques
  • Service Bearings and Bushings
  • Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Service Drive Trains
  • Service Clutches
  • Service Standard Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Service Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Service Drive Shafts
  • Service Differentials and Axles
Service Brakes
  • Service Brake Hydraulic Systems
  • Service Drum Brake Systems
  • Service Disc Brake Systems
  • Service Power Assist Systems
Service Steering Systems
  • Service Steering Gears
  • Service Steering Columns
  • Service Steering Linkage
  • Service Power Steering Systems
  • Perform Wheel Alignments
  • Describe Four Wheel Steering Systems
Service Suspension Systems
  • Describe Frame Types
  • Describe Suspension Types
  • Service Shocks and Struts
  • Service Spring Types
  • Service Suspension Components
  • Service Spindles and Hubs
Service Fuel Systems
  • Describe Fuel Systems
  • Service Fuel Delivery Systems
  • Service Air Induction Systems
  • Service Carburetors
  • Service Gasoline Fuel Injection Systems
  • Service Diesel Injection Systems
  • Describe Pressure Fuel Systems
Service Ignition Systems
  • Service Breaker Point Ignition Systems
  • Service Electronic Ignition Systems
Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Describe Principles of Electricity
  • Service Batteries
  • Service Starting Systems
  • Service Charging Systems
  • Describe Principles of Electronics
  • Service Engine Management Systems
  • Service Anti-lock Brake Systems
  • Service Electronic Suspension Systems
  • Service Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • Service Wiring Harnesses
Service Engines
  • Describe Principles of Internal Combustion Engines
  • Evaluate Engine Mechanical Condition
  • Describe Engine Removal and Installation Procedures
  • Perform Engine Repairs
  • Service Cooling Systems
  • Service Exhaust Systems
  • Service Lubrication System
Service Emission Control Systems
  • Describe Vehicles Emissions
  • Service Positive Crankcase Ventilation Systems
  • Service Catalyst Systems
  • Service Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems
  • Service Evaporative Systems
Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Identify gasses, components and handling procedures for oxy-fuel cutting and welding
  • Assemble, test, light, adjust, shutdown and disassemble a portable oxyacetylene outfit
  • Perform guided and free hand cuts on mild steel plate, round rock, angle iron and pierce holes
  • Oxy-fuel fusion weld mild steel plate
  • Describe the shielded metal arc welding equipment and its operation
  • Identify mild steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding
  • Shielded metal arc weld butt, t- and corner joints on mild steel plate
Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade:
Number of Assignments: 75

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No
  • CSA approved footwear
  • Safety glasses.

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

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