ATAT 400 - Automotive Service Technician Level 4

This course will provide all of the areas of study that an automotive apprentice requires to obtain Fourth Year Technical Training Certification. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.


Hours: 180 (Lecture Hours: 90; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 90)


Total Weeks: 6


Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship Technical Training

OR successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 3 Placement Exam.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
Line A Clutch Systems
- A1 Clutch Systems
- A2 Transmission Removal and Installation Procedures
Line B Manual Transmissions
- B1 Gear Ratios
- B2 Transmission Shifting Linkage
- B3 Manual Transmissions
Line C Automatic Transmissions
- C1 Torque Converters
- C2 Planetary Gear Trains
- C3 Automatic Transmissions
- C4 Hydraulic and Electrical Control Systems
Line D General Automotive Maintenance
- D1 Drive Shafts
- D2 Final Drives, Differentials and Axles
Line E All Wheel Drive / Four Wheel Drive Systems
- E1 All Wheel Drive Systems
- E2 Mechanical / Electronic Four Wheel Drive Systems
Line F New Drive Line Technology
- F1 Hybrid Drive Systems
- F2 New Transmission Technology


Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the apprentice should be able to work in an automotive shop safely, and perform correct repair procedures typical of a fourth year apprentice including:
- Service Clutch Systems
- Describe Transmission Removal and Installation Procedures
- Calculate Gear Ratios
- Service Transmission Shifting Linkage
- Overhaul Manual Transmissions
- Describe Torque Converters
- Describe Planetary Gear Trains
- Overhaul Automatic Transmissions
- Service Hydraulic and Electrical Control Systems
- Service Drive Shafts
- Service Final Drives, Differentials and Axles
- Inspect All Wheel Drive Systems
- Service Mechanical / Electronic Four Wheel Drive Systems
- Describe Hybrid Drive Systems
- Describe New Transmission Technology

Use initiative to identify tasks

Use time productively at all times

Select and use appropriate tools


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100



- Coveralls
- Footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection
- CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses
- Learning modules
- Notebooks
- Calculator


Additional Course Comments:
- Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
- 7 End-of-Module Exams


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