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AUTD 150 - Automotive Service Technician Level 1
AUTD 150

An Automotive Service Technician Level 1 is a person who primarily repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical subsystems and parts of automobiles and light trucks in a retail automotive business. Mechanical subsystems are typically brakes, suspension components, steering and exhaust systems. "Retail Automotive Business" means a business whose primary mechanical repair work is repairing and adjusting vehicles whose gross vehicle weight is under 5, 500kg.
This course will provide all of the areas of study that an automotive apprentice requires to obtain First Year Technical Training Certification. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.

  • Total Hours: 210
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 105
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 105
Total Weeks: 7

This course is offered online: No


  • AUTD 090A Foundation Trades Training,
  • AUTD 090B Trade Mathematics,
  • AUTD 160 Work Practicum

Learning Outcomes:

As per the ITA, course content will derive from and expand upon the skills and theory observed in AUTD 090A. Upon completion of Foundation Level/Level 1 students will be capable of working in the Automotive Service Industry at a second year apprentice level and complete appropriate tasks under the supervision of a Journey Person.

Describe Safety
  • Describe WCB regulations
  • Describe WHIMIS 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
Use 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 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 springs types
  • Service suspension components
  • Service spindles and hubs
Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Describe principle of electricity
  • Service batteries
  • Service anti-lock brake systems
  • Service electronic suspension systems
  • Service vehicle restraint systems
  • Service wiring harnesses
Knowledge: Use initiative to identify tasks.

Use time productively at all times.

Skills: Select and use appropriate tools.

Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade: 70%

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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