Automobile Mechanics (NEW!)


Program offered in partnership with Commission scolaire de Laval

1800 hours – 60 weeks- Offered at Centre de Formation Compétences 2000 

Next cohort starts: January 29, 2018

Program objectives

Perform preventive and corrective mechanic work, inspect vehicles with the goal of identifying, finding the cause and the source of operating problems; performing repairs, replacing parts and making adjustments on different vehicle systems, operating tests, procedure for installing accessories and optional equipment and adhering to health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
3101-1 3102-2 (3070-3) 632-306  –  – 3053-2 (3016-2) 063-306 563-306

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
843-401 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
843-412 Avoid health, safety and environmental hazards 30 2
843-423 Find technical information about motor vehicles 45 3
843-433 Perform heating, welding and cutting operations 45 3
843-445 Do shop work 75 5
843-452 Establish interpersonal relationships at work 30 2
843-465 Inspect internal combustion engines 75 5
843-476 Repair internal combustion engines 90 6
843-484 Inspect road-holding systems 60 4
843-496 Repair road-holding systems 90 6
843-506 Inspect electrical and electronic systems 90 6
843-514 Repair lighting systems 60 4
843-524 Inspect basic computer-controlled systems 60 4
843-536 Inspect transmission systems 90 6
843-547 Repair transmission systems 105 7
843-555 Inspect starting and charging systems and electromagnetic accessories 75 5
843-565 Repair starting and charging systems and electromagnetic accessories 75 5
843-573 Inspect engine and passenger compartment temperature control systems 45 3
843-583 Maintain and repair engine and passenger compartment temperature control systems 45 3
843-593 Inspect active and passive safety systems 45 3
843-604 Repair active and passive safety systems 60 4
843-614 Do general maintenance on a motor vehicle 60 4
843-624 Inspect electronic ignition systems 60 4
843-634 Repair electronic ignition systems 60 4
843-644 Inspect electronic injection and antipollution systems 60 4
843-655 Maintain and repair electronic injection and antipollution systems 75 5
843-665 Inspect the drive train 75 5
843-671 Carry out a job search 15 1
843-686 Enter the work force 90 6
1800 120

 

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