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Automotive Technology

​Program Description

Are you ready to be a part of one of the largest cutting edge industries?

Imagine yourself using the latest diagnostic scan tools, computer repair software, and the newest tools and equipment while learning to diagnose and repair vehicles. That's what your experience at ATC will look like as you gain the skills required to pursue an exciting new career in the Automotive Industry.

Students learn the fundamentals of various vehicle systems including brakes, steering and suspension, engine management, vehicle drivability, dive lines, and axles. Students will be taught the theory and will apply those concepts to practical tasks in our modern facility. Our accredited program concludes with a four week work practicum where students have the opportunity to showcase their newly acquired skills in dealerships and independent repair facilities.

If you have a passion for cars and want a rewarding career where the work is varied and there is never a dull moment ATC Automotive Technology is your first step!

 What makes a successful Automotive Technician?

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Mechanical and Technical aptitude
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Manual dexterity
  • Adaptable
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills

  • High school students have completed Grade 10.
  • Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12.
  • Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
  • Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to follow schedules and meet deadlines. 


ATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete all requirements of this eight-credit program.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Automotive Technology program at ATC is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba under the trade of Automotive Service Technician. To receive credit for Level 1 in-school Technical Training and a time credit of 900 hours, students must:

  • write the Provincial Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Exam with a minimum of 70%.
  • successfully complete the Automotive Technology  program at ATC                                                                      
  • maintain a minimum 70% average in both theory and practical
  • gain employment and register as apprentices within two years of graduating from the program.

International Students

The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.

International Student Program

International Student Tuition and Program Fees

Overview and fees

Application Fee

$20 (nil for high school students)


NO COST (high school students)
$2375 per semester, $4750 full program

Student Fee

$25 per semester

Textbook Fee

$100 (refundable)

​Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits

Additional Costs

$85 for coveralls,  safety glasses, and work light.  Students must have a USB flash drive. Safety boots are strongly recommended.

​Work Experience
​Yes - 4 weeks
​Program Intake
​February start


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