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Automotive Services Diploma

Apprenticeship Programme

Available at:
8:00am - 11:00am|11:00am - 2:00pm|2:00pm - 5:00pm|5:00pm - 8:00pm
Course Code AST

The Automotive Services Technician Diploma Programme provides persons with the skills to troubleshoot, repair and maintain modern automobiles. Students are taught to identify faulty operations using diagnostic equipment and service manuals. Graduates will possess the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, repair, overhaul or modify a motor vehicle in accordance with production standards required by industry.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of 1640 hours of relevant work experience makes graduates eligible for the NESC Diploma.

  • Math, English and a Science Subject (including Integrated Science, Physics and Chemistry)
    NEC Auto Diesel Craftsman AND/OR Former NESC Apprentices AND any combination of CSEC Subjects and Work experience in the field as an auto mechanic
    Any other Auto and diesel training and certification COMBINED with any work experience AND any combination of CSEC Subjects
    In house or online heavy equipment maintenance specific training AND work experience in the field of auto/diesel mechanic repair and heavy equipment maintenance
  • Mature students with appropriate qualifications and experience.
  • Be sixteen (16) years or older.
  • Pass an interview.
  • Pass a Drug Test at their cost.

Contact the NESC for information on programme fees.

Registration Fee: $500 (non refundable)

Graduates will receive an NESC Diploma (equivalent to the Trades Professional Qualification, Alberta, Canada).

The following are the primary objectives of the Automotive Service Technician Programme:

  • Diagnose, repair, overhaul or modify a motor vehicle and maintain skills and knowledge gained through training and experience.
  • Comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand.
  • Interpret warranty policy in terms of service reports, component failures and analysis records.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with production standards required by industry.


  1. Safety Materials and Tools (Part 1 & 2)
  2. Suspension and Steering (Part 1 & 2)
  3. Brake Systems
  4. Electrical
  5. Basic Maintenance
  6. Engines (Part 1, 2 & 3)
  7. Manual Transmissions, Transaxles and Clutches (Part 1 & 2)
  8. Transfer Cases
  9. Drive Axle Assemblies
  10. Ignition Systems
  11. Fuel System(Part 1 & 2)
  12. Emission Control Systems
  13. Electrical Systems Diagnosis (Part 1 & 2)
  14. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (Part 1, 2 & 3)
  15. Diesel Fuel Systems
  16. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  17. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
  18. Vehicle System Management, Integration and Vehicle Networks
  19. Electrical 2
  20. Electrical (Part 1 & 2)
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