Automotive Service Technology, Graduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
667 CAD/credit 20010 CAD/year
177 CAD/credit 5310 CAD/year
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Automotive Service Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is a unique opportunity to get the technical and career essential skills you need to succeed in the automotive industry. 


Automotive Service Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology can also serve as a pathway to apprenticeship.

This two-year diploma provides exposure to new trends and technologies. Once you complete the program, you will have the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in dynamic shop environments to diagnose vehicle systems, and repair and maintain vehicles.

The diploma program offers a direct pathway into trades training at NAIT without having to first be a registered apprentice.


Prepare to enter a diverse field of employment once you complete this diploma, with positions at dealerships, national auto chains, independent shops and more. As a graduate, you will be prepared for rewarding careers such as automotive service technician, service advisor, shop foreman or service manager.

Specialization within the automotive service industry may also lead to entrepreneurial or self-employment opportunities as an autobody shop owner.

Graduates will also be eligible to register for apprenticeship and may have associated employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automotive 
  • Automotive Electrical 
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension
  • Automotive Brakes
  • Effective Communications 
  • Lower Engine
  • Automotive Starting and Charging
  • Automotive Drivetrain Systems
  • Upper Engine
  • Petroleum Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 20-1 or English 20-2
  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20-3
  • Science 10
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • OR English or Math Academic Upgrading Placement Tests may be used in place of Grade 11 English, Grade 11 math, or Grade 11 science requirements, should results be successful and satisfy the appropriate grade level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20010 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    5310 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 177 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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