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Automotive Parts and Service Operations (Optional Co-op)

Tuition fee CA$18,829 per year

The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$17,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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Automotive Parts and Service Operations is the perfect program to help you fill the need for trained support staff within the backbone of the auto industry — whether you’re launching your first career, a new career, or want to round out your automotive education and skill base with an emphasis on operational management support.

The School of Transportation has worked closely with industry partners to create a program that will position you as a top candidate in an underrepresented industry area, even if you have no previous experience. The result is the first post-secondary program in Canada that will give you the knowledge and practical expertise in parts service, warranty administration, customer relations and business operations through hands-on training.

Automotive Parts and Service Operations has the full support of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), representing more than 1,000 new car dealers in Ontario. The program is an excellent choice if you’re just finishing high school or graduating from the Automotive Foundations or Techniques programs. Mature students and automotive technicians will also find this program an excellent pathway to a new career or a career change within the industry.

Co-op Option

The co-op option will allow you to gain hands-on experience while you complete one co-op work term as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you must complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program.

When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Note: Personal protective equipment is required. Visit the program page on Centennial`s website for details.

Career opportunities

  • Service Consultant / Advisor
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Warranty Administrator
  • Control Tower
  • Service Coordinator / Service Scheduler / Customer Retention
  • Parts Advisor – retail/wholesale
  • Parts Wholesale Representative
  • Inventory Control
  • Shipper-Receiver
  • Aftersales departments Assistant Manager in training
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024