Holland College | Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, Automotive Technician
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • A valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) driver’s license.* International students require a valid and current international driver’s license.*
  • 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

*A driver's abstract is not required for the program but may be a condition of employment in this industry. Applicants should consider whether their driver's abstract would negatively affect their employment opportunities.

Note

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

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
https://www.hollandcollege.com/admissions/language-requirements.html

Fees for the academic year 2022-2023. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Click here to see International Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition and Fees


Tuition and Other Fees  1st Year  2nd Year
Tuition $ 5,801 $ 5,801
Student Union $ 172 $ 172
Lab Fee $ 120 $ 120
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Graduation fee $ 100
Total $ 6,613 $ 6,613
     
1st installment due September 6 $ 4,244 $ 4,244
2nd installment due January 9 $ 2,368 $ 2,368
     
     
Other Program Costs  1st Year  2nd Year
Books $ 600 $ 100
Materials/Supplies $ 50 $ 50
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $ 200 $ 160
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee $ 1,300 (see note) $ 150
Total $ 2,150 $ 460

Note: Upon completion of first year, students will begin work placements. At this time, students will be required to purchase a set of tools. Average cost is $1,300; but will vary depending on tool quality and existing personal tool supply. A list will be provided by the instructor.

 

International Tuition and Fees


Tuition and Other Fees  1st Year  2nd Year
Tuition $ 10,801 $ 10,201
Student Union $ 172 $ 172
Lab Fee $ 120 $ 120
Health Insurance Fee $ 1,170 $ 1,170
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Graduation fee $ 100
Total $ 12,363 $ 11,763
     
1st installment due September 6 $ 9,994 $ 9,394
2nd installment due January 9 $ 2,368 $ 2,368
     
     
Other Program Costs  1st Year  2nd Year
Books $ 600 $ 100
Materials/Supplies $ 50 $ 50
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $ 200 $ 160
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee $ 1,300 (see note) $ 150
Total $ 2,150 $ 460
  • Car dealerships
  • Independent garages
  • National auto chains
  • Service centres
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Customer service
  • Self-employment

Degree Pathways


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

Program Overview


The Automotive Technology program provides a comprehensive introduction to 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 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, and on-the-job training will give you the opportunity to apply your skills in the workplace.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING


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.

RED SEAL


The 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.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid Approved program.

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