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Automotive Technology (International)

Tune-up your potential and turn your passion for cars into a lifelong career.

Build the practical skills and technical knowledge needed to start a dynamic and rewarding career in the automotive technology industry.

The Automotive Technology (International) program gives you the skills to diagnose and repair today’s automobiles. Learning alternates between in-class study, practical shop training and real-world work experience. Classroom instruction will expand your knowledge of automotive electronics and introduce strategies to diagnose engine management systems, fuel injection and ABS brakes.

This program is dedicated exclusively to international students. If you’re not a future international student, check out the Automotive Technician program instead.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $36,100 – $39,800
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop essential technical, entrepreneurial and professional skills and learn to inspect and maintain electronics, ignition systems, engines, drive lines, steering and suspension systems, brakes and fuel systems. You’ll also build your confidence in co-op field placements.


Study the foundations of automotive technology, including mechanical and electrical systems, while receiving safety training.


Develop general vehicle maintenance skills, deepen your knowledge of specific parts and work with a dealership or service station as part of a co-op experience.


Explore electrical theory and develop diagnostic skills in real-world scenarios.


Complete your studies, participate in an additional co-op work experience and receive a level two apprenticeship accreditation as part of your graduation.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Service technician
  • Service advisor
  • Service manager
  • Shop supervisor
  • Parts advisor
  • Fixed base operations manager
  • Technical service representative
  • Parts manager
  • Industry sales representative
  • Instructor
  • General manager
  • Automotive repair shop owner 
  • General manager
  • Product trainer


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Learn from expert instructors in shops that simulate real working conditions, developing the skills you need to succeed in this dynamic industry.
Work with real vehicles to develop crucial diagnostic skills in a state-of-the-art facility.
Study various vehicle systems and learn industry-standard practices on your road to becoming an industry expert and lifelong learner.
Experience small class sizes and teamwork – take advantage of RRC Polytech’s applied-learning approach.
Explore core vehicle systems, diagnose common issues and solve real problems – all through practical, experiential learning.
Put theory into practice while developing crucial communication skills and industry connections through a co-op work experience.
Combine your passion for vehicles with our employer-directed program and become a vital asset in an exciting and dynamic industry.

Graduate Success

Join a network of successful grads working across Canada with an education from RRC Polytech. Thanks to passionate instructors and experiential training, our graduates have the skills and confidence to adapt and innovate in the automotive technology industry, from diagnosing drivability issues to engine and transmission overhauling.

High industry demand

Canada’s automotive technician industry continues to grow, and RRC Polytech’s Automotive Technology (International) graduates are well-equipped to take control of their careers, excel in the workplace and make an immediate impact on the industry.

From classroom to career

Take advantage of RRC Polytech’s excellent connection to industry leaders and find employment quickly. Many grads meet their future employers before graduation and use the theoretical, practical and soft skills gained at RRC Polytech to become a vital part of their organization.

Enhance your employment potential

Quickly start your career journey and enjoy the benefits of an excellent education. RRC Polytech has multiple supports dedicated to helping grads meet employers, build their network and find their first industry job.

“The hands-on and the actual applicable knowledge that the instructors had was amazing to me. They’ve definitely been there, done that — you ask them a question, they’ve come across it.”

Matthew Silva – Service Manager
Hi-Tech Automotive

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Automotive Technology (International) student, you are passionate about working with and understanding automobiles. You enjoy working with your hands and solving intricate mechanical problems. You have good hearing, eyesight, finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination and physical strength.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Independent
  • Outgoing
  • Technical thinker


  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Reliability
  • Troubleshooting
  • Work ethic


  • Cars
  • Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Diagnostics
  • Trucks
  • Performance
  • Tools
  • Engines
  • Suspension alternatives
  • Electric vehicles

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

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