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Automotive Systems

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
At Lethbridge College we have over 45 years' experience teaching high-quality automotive servicing skills. Our practical, one-year program in Automotive Systems has been designed in consultation with members of industry in order to help you build a successful career in automotive service. Working in small labs with lots of hands-on practice, you'll develop your understanding of automotive technology - from simple components to advanced computerized vehicle systems. Our shop facilities have state-of-the-art tools and equipment that you will use to repair a wide variety of vehicles, including shop units and real customer vehicles. We encourage you to work on your own vehicle in our shop! At the end of the program, you'll be diagnosing problems and repairing a wide range of vehicles. You'll be familiar with the latest in shop equipment and electronic diagnostic technology and you'll be ready to start a career in automotive service.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: Applicants to this program do not require a high school diploma; however, they must satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 11 English; Grade 11 Math. The following courses or subjects are recommended for the best possible outcome in the Automotive Systems program: Physics, Chemistry and Science, Grade 12 Math and English.

Special Note(s): Students who successfully complete the Automotive Systems one-year certificate program are eligible to write the first and second year apprenticeship exams and earn 300 hours towards first period work experience and 300 hours towards second period work experience of the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. 

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Automotive Systems program for the Fall (September) term only with a late August program start date.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,078.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,408.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $720.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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