Automotive Technology - Roseau Valley School

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

The student learns the proper use of trade related tools and equipment. Other related topics such as safety, mathematics, and science and trade technology are also covered.  Students in Section B 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 Diesel Technician Air Craft Technician
Transmission Technician Fleet Services Technician Highway Tractor Operator
Service Writer/Advisor Machinery Set-Up Person Parts Clerk/Sales
Automotive Instructor Industrial Mill Wright Farm Implement/Agriculture

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

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.

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Automotive Technology courses include:

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

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Roseau Valley School
Automotive Technology Instructor:
Darrel Maynard
Box 176 190 Franklin Ave. W
Dominion City, MB   R0A 0H0

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