*International students require a valid and current international driver’s license and a driver’s abstract.
Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 academic English, math and physics.
International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition||$ 5,358||$ 5,358|
|Student Union||$ 168||$ 168|
|Lab Fee||$ 120||$ 120|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 410||$ 410|
|First Aid/WHMIS||$ 100||$ –|
|Graduation fee||$ –||$ 90|
|Total||$ 6,156||$ 6,146|
|1st installment due upon first day of class||$ 3,965||$ 3,955|
|2nd installment due January 7||$ 2,191||$ 2,191|
|Other Program Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Books||$ 450||$ 450|
|Materials/Supplies||$ 50||$ 50|
|Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee||$ 200||$ 160|
|Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee||$ 1,300 (see note)||$ 150|
|Total||$ 2,000||$ 810|
Note: Upon completion of first year, students will begin work placements. At this time, students will be required to purchase a set of tools. Average cost is $1,300; but will vary depending on tool quality and existing personal tool supply. A list will be provided by the instructor.
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
The Automotive Technology program provides a comprehensive introduction to the mechanical and technological skills you’ll need to work as an automotive service technician. The program gives you a solid grounding in mechanical systems, computers, networks, electronics, and non-mechanical systems you’ll encounter on the job. You will take what you learn in the classroom and apply it in Holland College’s Automotive Technology shop.
You’ll work on a fleet of diverse vehicles to develop your skills, then you will have an on the job training work placement where you will be in a real work environment. On the job training not only gives you valuable real-life experience, it also helps you build a network of potential employers.
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
The most successful path to a Red Seal as an Automotive Service Technician begins with Holland College’s Automotive Technology program. You earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training hours and write two block exams, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Once you are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice, and Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were in Holland College’s Automotive Technology program.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.