AUTD 150 - Automotive Service Technician Level 1

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.


Hours: 210 (Seminars/Tutorials: 105; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 105)


Total Weeks: 7



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


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
As per the ITA, course content will derive from and expand upon the skills and theory observed in AUTD 090A.
- WCB regulations
- WHIMIS regulations
- Safe vehicle operation
- Safe work practices
Employability Skills
- Personal computers
- Communication skills
- Business practices
- Employment readiness skills
Tools and Equipment
- Hand tools
- Power tools
- Diagnostic equipment
- Shop tools and equipment
- Reference resources
- Measuring instrument
General Automotive Maintenance
- Lubricants and fluids
- Filters, belts, and hoses
- Leaks
- Tires and wheels
- Exterior lamps
- Body trim, hardware, and accessories
General Automotive Practices
- Gaskets and seals
- Fasteners
- Tubing and fittings
- Welding techniques
- Bearings and bushings
- Diagnostic procedures
- Brake hydraulic systems
- Drum brake systems
- Disc brake systems
- Power assist systems
Steering Systems
- Steering gears
- Steering columns
- Steering linkage
- Power steering systems
- Wheel alignments
- Four wheel steering systems
Suspension Systems
- Frame types
- Suspension types
- Shocks and struts
- Springs types
- Suspension components
- Spindles and hubs
Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Principle of electricity
- Batteries
- Anti-lock brake systems
- Electronic suspension systems
- Vehicle restraint systems
- Wiring harnesses


Learning Outcomes:
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

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


- CSA approved footwear

- Safety glasses


Additional Course Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy


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