Automobile Mechanics

Humble brag – our NOVA Career Centre in Chateauguay is the province’s vocational education Centre of Expertise for Automobile Mechanics.

Our bumper-to-bumper program will provide you with an in-depth look at what makes cars move, and how to maintain, diagnose and fix them using the latest technologies in the automotive industry.

Offered at

Nova

Cost (subject to change)

$619.32

 

Program Duration

16 months

Prerequisites

  • A high school diploma, or
  • Be at least 16 years old and have Secondary 4  English, Math, and French, or
  • Be at least 16 years old and have Secondary 3 English, Math, and French. You will have to take classes at the same time as you study your trade to obtain Secondary 4 credits in English, Math, and French. Don’t worry – we can help with that path., or
  • Be at least 18 years old and pass the General Development Test

Don’t meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry!  Contact Nova today for help finding your path to the trade program you want.

Are you applying from outside of Canada? Visit our International page for more info on how to register.

By graduation, you will have learned everything you need to qualify as a general technician with the ability to work on any part of the automobile.

 

FAQ

What license will I get at the end of the course?

Upon successful completion of the Automobile Mechanics program at Nova Career Centre, you will receive a diploma from the government and your 2nd semester Apprentice Card.
 

How long before I receive my Journeyman’s card?

After a year in the trade, you will receive your 3rd semester Apprentice card. After one more year of onsite work, you would be eligible to take the exam to acquire the Journeyman’s Card.
 

What is the average salary of a graduate of the program?

On average, Quebec Automotive Mechanics graduates earn between $45,000 and 70,000 per year. Salaries vary depending on the sector and level of experience and education.
 
More cars on the road + Changing Technologies = Auto Mechanics are in demand across the province!

Program Specifics

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
843-401 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
843-412 Avoid health, safety and environmental hazards 30 2
843-423 Find technical information about motor vehicles 45 3
843-433 Perform heating, welding and cutting operations 45 3
843-445 Do shop work 75 5
843-452 Establish interpersonal relationships at work 30 2
843-465 Inspect internal combustion engines 75 5
843-476 Repair internal combustion engines 90 6
843-484 Inspect road-holding systems 60 4
843-496 Repair road-holding systems 90 6
843-506 Inspect electrical and electronic systems 90 6
843-514 Repair lighting systems 60 4
843-524 Inspect basic computer-controlled systems 60 4
843-536 Inspect transmission systems 90 6
843-547 Repair transmission systems 105 7
843-555 Inspect starting and charging systems and electromagnetic accessories 75 5
843-565 Repair starting and charging systems and electromagnetic accessories 75 5
843-573 Inspect engine and passenger compartment temperature control systems 45 3
843-583 Maintain and repair engine and passenger compartment temperature control systems 45 3
843-593 Inspect active and passive safety systems 45 3
843-604 Repair active and passive safety systems 60 4
843-614 Do general maintenance on a motor vehicle 60 4
843-624 Inspect electronic ignition systems 60 4
843-634 Repair electronic ignition systems 60 4
843-644 Inspect electronic injection and antipollution systems 60 4
843-655 Maintain and repair electronic injection and antipollution systems 75 5
843-665 Inspect the drive train 75 5
843-671 Carry out a job search 15 1
843-686 Enter the work force 90 6
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