Automotive Technology - Garden Valley Collegiate, Winkler

This program involves the maintenance and service of automobiles. Students learn about the service, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems through classroom instruction and practical experience in the shop. Students learn to diagnose problems with motor vehicles and other equipment and perform the required service and repairs.

The student learns the proper use of trade related tools and equipment is emphasized. OtherGVC Auto Tech Image related topics such as safety, mathematics, science and trade technology are also covered. Students also participate in an integral work placement component which allows them the opportunity to work with skilled technicians in a workplace setting, often results in local employment opportunities and improved future employment opportunities after graduation.

Many students have found employment with automobile and truck dealerships as well as companies servicing agricultural and construction equipment. A variety of mechanical, manufacturing and engineering occupations also fall into this category.

Employment opportunities may include:

Automotive Technician Air Craft Technician Industrial Mill Wright
Transmission Technician Fleet Services Technician Highway Tractor Operator
Service Writer/Advisor Machinery Set-Up Person Parts Clerk/Sales
Automotive Instructor    

Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program will improve their chances of obtaining employment as an apprentice in the motor vehicle mechanics field.

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The Automotive Technology program is accredited with Apprenticeship Manitoba.  To qualify for accreditation, a student must achieve an overall average of 70% or higher across all eight credits, they will receive recognition for level one technical (in-class) training in the Automotive Service Technician trade. A student must then become a registered apprentice with an employer and complete the remaining required practical hours.

Practical (on-the-job) training hours can be acquired through the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) – a high school work practicum recognized by Apprenticeship Manitoba.  These hours can be earned during evenings, weekends, or school breaks.

Automotive Technology Courses include:

Section A Section B
8696 Automotive Systems & Service 20S 8700 Automotive Electrical Systems 40S
8697 Engine Fundamentals & Service 30S 8701 Vehicle Systems Part 1 40S
8698 Chassis Fundamentals & Service 30S 8702 Vehicle Systems Part 2 40S
8699 Drivetrain Fundamentals & Service 30S 8703 Applied Diagnostics Strategies 40S

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Garden Valley Collegiate
Automotive Technology Instructors:
Zane Strydom
Robin Mondor
736 Main Street
Winkler, MB   R6W 4C8

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