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.

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Program Centre Start date Graduate in ... Cost
Automobile Mechanics NOVA Aug 22, 2022 16 months $975.85
Automobile Mechanics NOVA Evening Sep 12, 2022 16 months $975.85
Automobile Mechanics NOVA Feb 6, 2023 16 months $975.85
Automobile Mechanics NOVA Aug 21, 2023 16 months $975.85
Automobile Mechanics NOVA Evening Sep 11, 2023 16 months $975.85
Program content
Admission conditions
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
  1800 120

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Préalables fonctionnels

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Préalables spécifiques
Langue d’enseignement Langue seconde Mathématique
Adultes Jeunes Adultes Jeunes Adultes Jeunes
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3) 632-306 ou (630-316) MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2) 563-306 ou (568-314)

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Skills you will learn

  • The ability to diagnose computer, fuel injection and ABS systems with a scanner (Tech-2 / Snap-on)
  • How to use a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM) to solve electrical and computer problems.
  • An understanding of steering and front-end mechanics with electronic wheel Alignment.
  • Overall proficiency that will qualify you as a general technician with the ability to work on any part of the automobile.

Did you know

  • Automobile mechanics are among the occupations currently in highest demand all over Quebec.
  • Due to the increasing number of vehicles and advanced technologies, there is an on-going demand for trained, specialized mechanics.
  • Upon fulfilling apprenticeship requirements, students may test for Red Seal trade certification which allows students to work in other provinces.

FAQ

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

You will receive a diploma from the government and your 2nd semester Apprentice card.

What kind of pay can I expect upon graduation?

Depending on the employer, your pay scale can range anywhere from $12.00 – $15.00 per hour to start.

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.
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