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Parts Management Technician + Automotive Service Technician

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
January 2023

January 2024

January 2025

About this program

Parts Management Technician + Automotive Service Technician

Parts Management Technician

Parts management technicians make sure the right parts are available in the right place at the right time. You have to like variety, be good at organizing things, be able to handle large volumes of information, and have good people and computer skills.

The Parts Management Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the skills you need to work in wholesale distribution centres and in automotive, truck, agricultural, industrial equipment and recreational equipment dealerships.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's one-year Parts Management Technician certificate program is offered on campus in Regina and Saskatoon. The entire program is also offered online through distance learning. Combining classroom theory with practical assignments and labs, you’ll learn how to serve different customers, dispense parts and sell related goods. You’ll get practical training in:

  • all types of parts
  • maintaining a clean, orderly display and storage area
  • maintaining pre-determined inventory levels
  • parts applications and locations
  • parts purchasing and storage
  • using a computerized inventory control system
  • using parts manuals, catalogues, and electronic catalogues

Automotive Service Technician

If you enjoy working on cars and trucks, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Automotive Service Technician program can fast-track you into a career. In less than a year, you could be working as a technician in an automotive shop, car and truck dealership, specialty shop, service station or transportation company.

You’ll need good problem-solving skills, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. At the end of the program, you’ll have transferable skills you can apply to other trades, including agricultural machinery technician, heavy duty equipment technician, truck and transport mechanic.

Automotive Service Technician is a one-year certificate program offered in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. You’ll learn how to diagnose, repair, service and maintain advanced mechanical and electrical systems in today’s vehicles. Get practical, hands-on training in:

  • body and trim
  • brakes and chassis
  • charging, ignition and starting systems
  • clutches and drive lines
  • electronics and electrical systems
  • engine repair and rebuilding
  • fuel and emission systems
  • general shop procedures

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12

The highest requirement is listed to meet the admissions process. English Language Proficiency Requirements are required for all sets.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

We are accepting a minimum overall score of 105 on the online Duolingo English Test as the equivalent to the minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, for most programs. Program-specific ELP requirements still apply.

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If your first or primary language is not English, and/or your country is not exempt, you will need to provide evidence of having the English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing necessary to be successful in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic program to which you are applying.

Saskatchewan students graduating from Fransaskois and French Immersion high school programs are not required to meet further English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.

For more details about admission requirements, Please visit the college website.

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Program content

Parts Management Technician

  • Inventory Software
  • Materials Handling and Equipment
  • Managerial Skills
  • Parts Workplace Skills
  • Parts Marketing Essentials
  • Introduction to the Parts and Warehousing Trades
  • Tools and Measuring
  • Engine Systems 1
  • Parts Information Systems
  • Electrical Parts 1
  • Parts Facilities
  • Parts Documentation
  • Parts Warehousing
  • Inventory Audit
  • Hydraulic Parts
  • Engine Parts 1
  • Vehicle System Parts
  • Drivetrain Components
  • Standard Inventory
  • Engine Systems 2
  • Automotive and Truck Wholegoods
  • Electrical Parts 2
  • Agricultural and Industrial Wholegoods
  • Engine Parts 2
  • Inventory Control
  • Work Experience

Automotive Service Technician

  • Body Components, Accessories and Trim
  • Braking Systems 1 (Non-ABS)
  • Braking Systems 2 (Non-ABS)
  • Braking Systems 3 (ABS)
  • Fundamental Communication Skills
  • Drivelines and Final Drives
  • Electrical Systems 1
  • Electrical Systems 2
  • Starting, Charging, Lighting and Wipers
  • Engine Systems 1
  • Engine Systems 2
  • Engine Systems 3
  • Introduction to Fuel and Ignition Systems
  • Vehicle Inspection, Apprenticeship and Mentoring
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Automotive Shop Safety
  • Automotive Shop Fundamentals
  • Steering and Suspension 1
  • Steering and Suspension 2
  • Final Drive Assemblies
  • Clutches and Transmissions Part 1
  • Clutches and Transmissions Part 2

Program delivery

  • Parts Management Technician (year one) at Regina campus
  • Automotive Service Technician (year two) at Moose Jaw campus

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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