Automotive Training Centre

Surrey, BC * Toronto, Ontario * Montreal, Quebec
Online/Distance Learning

ATC - CanadaIf you are passionate about automobiles and looking to increase your job options, check out the programs available at Automotive Training Centres (ATC)! With three centrally-located campuses, located in Toronto, Surrey, and Montreal, as well the option to train online, you can get your education conveniently and in the way that suits you best.

Whether you are interested in repair, dispatch, running a shop, or just about any other topic related to automobiles, ATC can provide you with in-depth training. Class sizes are kept small to ensure that students receive the support and attention they need to excel. Additionally, there are part-time and full-time programs available, so you can choose the course load that works for you.

As a student, you can benefit from training programs that have been continuously updated to keep up with current automotive trends. You will also be taught by instructors that are experts in their field. And, if you are interested in mechanical or auto-body repair, you can get hands-on experience in actual repair facilities. Classes are also available to help you prepare for important certification exams.

ATC is strongly focused on assisting students in developing the skills needed to find employment the automotive industry. This focus includes providing real-world experience through practicums, help with job placement, and financial assistance (for those who qualify).

If starting or advancing your career in the automotive industry is part of your plan for the future, take a moment to fill out the short information request form right now!

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Automotive Training Centre Programs

New industry-validated programs have been added to ATC in response to the growing demand for well-qualified auto professionals. ATC now offers 20 automotive training programs:*

*Program availability varies by campus.

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Air Conditioning & R134a Retrofit

Learn the principles of automotive air conditioning, as well as refrigerant theories. ATC can also teach you diagnosis and service techniques, including how to recycle, charge, and handle refrigerants. This program is recognized as an ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) C.A.R (Certified Auto Repair) shop upgrading course, which means that upon successful completion, you can graduate with Air Conditioning Certification.

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Auto Body Collision Estimator

Estimators play a key role in the analysis, negotiation and reconciliation of the repair process. Using interactive media, industry standard software, and real-life experience, you can learn how to properly complete a damage report for an auto body repair shop, insurance company or fleet and rental outlet.

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Auto Body Repair Technician

This program offers state-of-the-art training in the methods employed by the automotive industry today, with an emphasis on understanding and working with new and traditional materials. You can learn about unibody construction and repair as well as how to straighten a car body. ATC will also cover all aspects of substrate preparation, colour matching, and paint finishing.

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Automotive Business Management

This program will train you in how to explain finance and leases to customers, demonstrate the advantages of leasing vs. buying in each situation, and sell extended warranties, credit protection, insurance, etc. You can also learn about the important legal obligations of the dealership and consumer protection legislation. Plus, you'll receive hands-on training in the industry software for business managers.

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Automotive Detailing

The auto detailing certificate program combines classroom theory, shop demonstration and most importantly, shop participation. You can work on complete auto detailing projects and will gain insight as to what to expect in this line of work. Plus, most of your training will take place in an actual shop, so the experience you gain will prepare you for real-world expectations.

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Automotive Diesel Service Technician

Learn to handle the maintenance, diagnosis, servicing, and repair of light duty diesel engines. ATC can also teach you to work with engine control computers, fuel injection systems, emission control systems, batteries, and much more. And, you can obtain practical experience in everything from preventive maintenance to records management.

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Automotive Parts & Warehousing

Many opportunities exist in the marketplace for motivated, enthusiastic auto parts people. This program will cover computer training, stock handling, parts identification and cataloging, customer service, and warehouse procedures. You can also gain a grounded understanding of auto design and systems theory.

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Automotive Refinishing Prep and Body Technician

Become equipped with the skills needed to get people back into their cars and driving like their accident never happened. Not only can you develop expert repair skills, this program can also help you get started on your 1st year apprenticeship as an Automotive Refinisher. Upon program completion, your areas of expertise will include detailing, surface prep, dent repair, priming, welding, and sheet metal repair.

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Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician

This program provides students with current knowledge and real-world training relating to the occupation of an Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician. The focus is on the development of a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to ensure the student's successful entry into the industry.

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Automotive Sales & Leasing

Automotive sales and leasing can be a rewarding career for sales professionals with a passion for cars. This dynamic program prepares students to learn how to find, qualify, and sell prospective new customers, as well as maintain a focus on keeping customers for life. You can get real tips from seasoned sales managers and gain a basic understanding of sales vs. leasing.

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Automotive Service Advisor

This ten day automotive service advisor training course is a comprehensive preparation for professional, service-oriented individuals. Emphasis is placed on developing effective listening skills by learning 7 key steps to quickly identifying a customer's needs. Professional automotive service advisor training is the best way a candidate can gain competency over the many aspects of this demanding job.

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Automotive Service Operations Specialist

This is an intensive training program for individuals wanting a rewarding career as an automotive administrator. Being trained and knowledgeable in the three automotive fixed operations departments, service, parts & collision, will make you employable by a wide range of employers. From dealerships to auto parts retailers, to auto body shops or insurance companies, your chances of securing employment are excellent!

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Automotive Service Technician

The practical curriculum can teach you to service and maintain many different makes and models of vehicles. You can also learn to diagnose and repair automotive problems related to various parts and systems, including:

  • Wheels, tires, hubs, and bearings
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Suspension
  • Drive lines and axles
  • Engines and ignitions
  • Electrical components

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Automotive Technology

This in-depth program can prepare you to handle the diagnosis and repair of vehicles. You can also learn to perform service and maintenance tasks related to various automotive systems and components, such as:

  • Gas engines
  • Brakes and hydraulics
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Tires, bearings, and hubs
  • Lubrication and cooling
  • Fuel injection

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Hybrid Technology and Service

ATC can teach you to work with the hybrid technology often used in today's more environmentally-friendly vehicles. You can learn to perform a wide range of repair and maintenance tasks on various components of hybrid vehicles, including:

  • Control systems and communication circuits
  • Charging systems and power accessories (power steering, air conditioning, etc.)
  • Batteries and electronic motors
  • Regenerative brakes and planetary gear sets

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Ozone Depletion Prevention

ATC can teach you how to service automotive air conditioning systems in an eco-friendly manner. You can learn about ozone depleting substances, environmentally correct equipment design, and more. Plus, you can prepare for the certification exams required to handle substances involved in automotive, residential, and industrial air conditioning systems.

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Tire and Lube Technician

This program provides training in how to perform a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Oil changes and flushes
  • Tire balancing
  • Repair, removal, and installation of batteries, tires, filters, and wipers

Plus, you can get plenty of hands-on experience, since 80 percent of the training takes place within an on-site shop environment.

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Total Sales Specialist

This program combines sales with business management into one comprehensive outline. You can develop a clear understanding of the entire selling process at the dealership level. The program is designed to create the management opportunities you're looking for. Plus, you can earn an industry recognized certificate.

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Transportation Operations and Dispatching

Gain the career-focused education required to pursue opportunities as a Local or Highway Dispatcher, Operations Manager, Load Planner, Safety and Compliance Officer, or Warehouse Supervisor. Additionally, you could graduate prepared to work in sales, fleet maintenance, loss prevention, or customer service.

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Automotive School Locations

7555 Henri Bourassa E
Montreal QC H1E 1N9

12160 88 Ave
Surrey BC V3W 3J2

152 Norseman St
Toronto ON M8Z 2R4

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Automotive Training Centre Accreditation