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Automotive Training Centre (ATC)

25 Fleming Drive, Cambridge ON

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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • Have you ever wondered how the vehicles on used car lots all look so good? They have all been given a once over by an expert in auto detailing, known formally as “dealer preparation”.

    Experts in auto detailing are highly prized because they turn low-value cars and trucks into much higher value reconditioned vehicles. Or you can strike out on your own by establishing your own auto detailing business, an ideal choice if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and have always wanted to run your own business. You will enjoy seeing the smiles on the face of customers when they see the results of your auto detailing.

    Automotive Training Centre’s short Automotive Detailing program offers a hands-on approach to learning that takes place, for the most part, in the shop. In fact, you will spend 85% of the course in the shop gaining practical experience, giving you the confidence that you can perform in a real shop environment.

    Your instruction covers the essentials of preparing a car for the showroom floor and offers hands-on skills in exterior and interior maintenance for used automobiles. We also ensure you receive instruction on a wide variety of surfaces and materials, a key benefit because it widens your employment potential.

    Key elements of ATC’s Auto Detailing Course

    • An Introduction to Professional Automotive Detailing (P.A.D.)
    • Exterior Preparation and Interior Reconditioning
    • Used Vehicle Exterior Reconditioning
    • Vehicle Paint Surface Repair And Reconditioning
    • Workplace Introduction And Major Shop Projects


    Earn an industry recognized certificate

    After completing a workplace introduction and major shop projects, you will be awarded an industry recognized certificate following successful completion of a final exam that covers these topics:

    • P.A.D. – Vehicle preparation for delivery and PDI showroom preparation
    • Used vehicle preparation and interior/exterior reconditioning
    • Understanding vehicle paint repair & reconditioning and be shown how to apply vehicle protection applications (rust proofing, undercoating. etc.)

      (This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005)
  • After graduation, you will be prepared to take on a wide range of positions within the Automotive Service Sector. Here is a brief outline of some of the employment opportunities, job titles and responsibilities you might have once you have completed your training.

    Auto Service Advisor employment opportunities

    • Automotive Dealerships
    • Automotive Franchise
    • Independent Repair Facilities

    Service Advisor Entry-level job titles

    • Service Advisor
    • Wholesale Retail Parts Representative
    • Wholesale Technical Sales Specialist
    • Retail Salesperson & Sales Clerk
    • Sales Representative (Non Technical)
    • Retail Parts Clerk
    • Tower Operator
    • Warranty Administrator
    • Appointment Coordinator

    Typical job description for an automotive service advisor

    • Provide courteous and professional customer service to customers who come to the dealership with questions and concerns about their vehicle.
    • Suggest additional services and products to the customer (sales). Write up the work order for the required repairs.
    • Estimate parts and labour costs, negotiate terms of payment and initiate credit checks.
    • Process and track administrative paperwork regarding customer repairs.
    • Act as a liaison between the customer and the technician.
    • Maintain contact with the customer to keep them informed of status of the service work.
  • The Auto Mechanic Training program provides students with organized learning experiences along with actual shop training, to equip them with the necessary knowledge and experience to diagnose and repair real automotive problems. The combination of both classroom theory (40%) and hands-on training (60%) offers the auto mechanic student the experiences that are required for entry-level Auto Mechanic Jobs. This Auto Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship program prepares students to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types and makes of cars. The Automotive Training Centre Instructors all have relevant field experience and provide a practical and knowledgeable source of education to our students.

    The Auto Mechanic Training program includes:

    • Introduction to the Automotive Industry and Shop Safety
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Service Wheels, Tires, Hubs and Bearings
    • Operation & Service Hydraulic Brake Systems
    • Operation and Servicing of Hydraulic Brake Systems
    • Operation & Service Suspension Systems
    • Operation & Service Steering Systems
    • Wheel Alignment
    • Welding Fundamentals
    • Service the Drive Lines and Drive Axles
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • General Electrical Systems Diagnostics
    • Service Gasoline Engine
    • Service Lubrication and Cooling Systems
    • Operation & Service Ignition Systems
    • Operation and Servicing Fuel Injection Systems
    • Service Emissions and Computer Control System
  • In the ATC’s automotive technology training program (approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005), experienced instructors with many years of field experience give you the classroom and hands-on shop training you need to acquire an entry level position and perform, diagnose and repair many different makes of automobiles. Key elements of the automotive technology training  program
    • Introduction to the Automotive Industry and Shop Safety
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Service Wheels, Tires, Hubs and Bearings
    • Operation and Servicing of Hydraulic Brake Systems
    • Operation & Service Suspension Systems
    • Operation & Service Steering Systems
    • Wheel Alignment Theory
    • Welding Fundamentals
    • Service the Drive Lines and Drive Axles
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • General Electrical Systems Diagnostics
    • Service Gasoline Engine
    • Service Lubrication and Cooling Systems
    • Operation & Service Ignition Systems
    • Operation and Servicing Fuel Injection Systems
    • Service Emissions and Computer Control System
    “The Automotive Training Centre (Ontario) Ltd. operates as Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute”
  • ATC’s Transportation Operations & Dispatching program prepares students for entry into one of the largest industries in Canada; the transportation industry. Through first-rate instruction and the use of industry-standard software, students will develop the experience, skills and confidence needed to excel in demanding, high-level positions. ATC’s Transportation Operations & Dispatching program trains students for careers as:
    • Operations Managers
    • Logistics & Brokerage Clerks
    • Local Dispatchers
    • Highway Dispatchers
    • Driver Managers/Trainers/Recruiters
    • Load Planners
    • Safety & Compliance Officers
    • Log Book Auditors
    • Fleet Maintenance Officers
    • Loss Prevention Administrators

Cambridge Campus

The automotive training programs at the ATC Cambridge campus are among the best in the automotive education industry. Providing a comfortable learning environment, with classrooms and computer labs, the Cambridge ATC campus also boasts state-of-the-art equipment and an auto repair shop. Training programs offer a mix of theoretical classroom learning and practical, hands-on training, with experienced instructors leading the way.

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