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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program teaches you the mechanical and technological skills you’ll need to work as an automotive service technician. The program gives you a solid grounding in mechanical systems, computers, networks, electronics, and the non-mechanical systems you’ll encounter on the job. You will take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in Holland College’s Automotive Technology shop.

You’ll work on a fleet of diverse vehicles to develop your skills, then you will have an on the job training work placement where you will be in a real work environment. On the job training not only gives you valuable real-life experience, it also helps you build a network of potential employers.


This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, Automotive Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • A valid (unrestricted or G) Class 5 driver’s license*
  • Driver’s abstract*
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

*International students require a valid and current international driver’s license and a driver’s abstract.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 academic English, math and physics.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Car dealerships
  • Independent garages
  • National auto chains
  • Service centres
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Customer service
  • Self-employment

Red Seal Information


The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.

The most successful path to a Red Seal as an Automotive Service Technician begins with Holland College’s Automotive Technology program. You earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training hours and write two block exams, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Once you are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice, and Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were in Holland College’s Automotive Technology program.


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Automotive Technology program, contact:

General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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