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Auto Mechanic Career Training in Vancouver


This section describes what the possible auto mechanic career paths are available if you chose this auto mechanic program. We begin by listing possible auto mechanic employers; then list auto mechanic entry level positions you can expect to hold after graduation and where this auto mechanic career can lead you within a few years. What other industry gives you access to endless growth opportunities without a university degree?

As an Auto Mechanic you can find employment with:

  • New car dealers
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Custom and specialty shops
  • Heavy duty truck repair facilities
  • Organizations with fleet vehicles
  • Become a Auto Mechanic entrepreneur and own your own automotive repair or specialty shop

Automotive Mechanic Training Information

  • Auto Mechanic Apprentice
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Tire Installer/Changer
  • Lube Rack Specialist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Apprentice Brake and Alignment Specialist

Possible Auto Mechanic Career advancements:

  • Muffler Specialist
  • Front End Technician
  • Electrical Specialist
  • Engine Technician
  • Fuel Specialist
  • Tune Up Technician
  • Diagnostician
  • Assistant Manager
  • Shop Foreman
  • Emissions Specialist
  • Transmission Specialist
  • Hybrid and Fuel Cell Technician
  • Performance Specialist
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Journeyman Mechanic
  • Service Manager
  • Shop Manager or Owner

As an Auto Mechanic, you should expect to perform these duties:

  • Inspect, test, and diagnose faulty operations and estimate repair costs
  • Work on mechanical and electronic components of automobiles often using computerized diagnostic equipment, manufacturers’ specifications, and manuals. This includes most vehicle systems, such as fuel, brake, steering and suspension systems, transmission, differentials, drive axles and shafts, emission control and exhaust systems, engines, and electrical, cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems
  • Dismantle, repair, or replace worn or damaged parts
  • Weld metal parts
  • Reassemble, adjust, and test the repaired mechanism
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and tune ups
  • Inspect the completed work and test that the vehicle’s performance meets required standards; take the vehicle for a test drive
  • Communicate with customers about what has been done and why, and advise customers on general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements.

Automotive Mechanic Training Information

Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Claude Meilleur Automotive Service Technician

At first, I had doubts about L’École de L’Automobile’s ability to provide me with the necessary knowledge for this career; mainly because of the length of the program they offer.

I had done three months in another school before, and it was boring so I quit. I really thought I wasted my time during these three months. At L’École de L’Automobile, I learned more in the first week then I did during the whole time I was at the other school.

At L’École de L’Automobile, the pace is fast and you need to be ready to work hard. I was studying a couple hours a night to make sure I succeeded. But my efforts really paid off. Shortly after I was done studying, I landed a job that was referred by the school.

I really enjoyed the smaller classes we had (fifteen students compared to thirty at my other school). L’École de L’Automobile offers a very efficient and professional learning experience. The teachers have great mechanical and educational skills.

Going to L’École de L’Automobile was definitely a positive experience for me and it gave me a new career.

Claude Meilleur, Graduate, Automotive Service Technician Program

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