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 on-campus Automotive Technology shop, and on-the-job training will give you the opportunity to apply your skills in the workplace.
This program is located at our Summerside Waterfront Campus. Take a virtual tour.
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.
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.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
||Details of Agreement
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Saint John, N.B.
||Bachelor of Applied Management
||Graduates with a 70% average are granted two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.