Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Service Technician + Truck & Coach Mechanic

LENGTH: 15 Weeks
WHEN: July, 2023
LOCATION: St. Lawrence College – Cornwall

Take the first step towards becoming an Automotive Service Technician. This first-level apprenticeship program is delivered in a 15-week time frame.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants will also receive job readiness skills and a paid placement.


  • Includes your tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources.
  • Includes financial supports for items such as transportation, childcare and clothing.
  • Includes a 12-week paid placement.
  • As an MLITSD-funded program, your pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLITSD.


  • Focus on level 1 Automotive Service Technician, as well as an introduction to a secondary trade in Truck and Coach Technician.
  • Training in health and safety, engines, fuel, electrical systems, power trains, steering, suspension and brakes, plus applied shop practice, including safety, welding, air conditioning.
  • In shop, practice with the proper use of use of hand tools, power tools, and lift equipment. Additional course content focuses on bearings, seals and sealants, precision measuring tools, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, and the use of computers for accessing trade-related information.
  • Training in diagnostic test equipment; the operation, inspection, and testing of batteries; wiring schematics, and component identification, circuit repair and protection devices; intake and exhaust, emission control, and hybrid systems are also explored.
  • Additional skill areas include suspension, steering, and brakes including the fundamentals of tire and wheel repair and servicing according to manufacturers’ recommendations. Air brake adjustment and air brake chamber safety are also covered.


  • Must be unemployed or underemployed
  • Must be a Cornwall/SDG/PR/Akwesasne resident
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent


TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, CALL: JOB ZONE: 613.933.9675 ACESS: 613.575.2626 GIAG:613.525.1533