Transmission technicians specialize in the maintenance and repair of automatic transmissions. They must be skilled at examining a vehicle and estimating the repair costs, using computerized diagnostic equipment, taking apart the transmission and replacing damaged parts, and testing the vehicle’s performance. Transmission technicians also perform routine inspections and preventative maintenance.
- The Transmission Technician apprenticeship consists of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.
- Apprentices must also complete two 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. You must challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass to become certified as a journeyperson and be legally allowed to work in the trade in Ontario.
- A person with at least 6,480 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
Grade 12 or equivalent.