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Brake Technicians and Wheel Alignment Technicians Obtain  Training in One Program

Brake technicians   and   wheel   alignment   technicians   find   work   with:   vehicle   and   parts  manufacturers, dealers, garage retailers, governments, corporations with their own fleets  and   through   self­employment.   Today's   sophisticated   vehicles   require   specialists   to  maintain   and   repair   their   complex   systems,   and   ensure   that   the   braking   system   and  steering   wheels   in   vehicles   meet   appropriate   safety   standards.   Therefore,   among   the  responsibilities of brake  and   alignment technicians  are  providing  service  that includes  operating   equipment   such   as   grinders,   brake   lathes   and   bleeders,   hoists,   alignment  machines, strut compressors, air guns, bearing packers, and installing brakes, shocks,  struts and front end parts. They are also required to test drive customer vehicles.  As   a   student   in   the   Alignment   and  Brake   Technician  apprenticeship   at   Centennial  College — through courses such as Work Practices, Suspension & Steering Systems;  Tires, Wheels, Hubs & Alignment, and Brakes Systems, and on­the­job training — you  will gain in­depth knowledge of wheel and steering systems and their relation to vehicle   control and stability. The program also covers service and repair for all types of braking  systems.  But what makes this brake technician and alignment technician program unique? Well, it  is divided into three training periods of 1,800 hours with an employer and two eight­week   college sessions. During the in­school sessions students work out of the largest training  centre in the province, Ashtonbee Campus. This facility includes the latest technology  and   real   cars   that   have   been   donated   to   the   College.   Helping   students   to   become   qualified professionals are professors who possess up­to­date experience and knowledge  of the industry. The in­school portion of the Alignment and Brake Technician program is  geared to on­the­job learning to ensure that students are well trained enter the field upon  completion. In addition, during their time studying to be a brake technician and  wheel  alignment technician, students may be eligible to qualify for income support through  Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance.  Meanwhile, the time that is spent with an employer allows students the opportunity to  apply what they have learned while working alongside seasoned professionals in a real­ life setting. This setting also exposes students to situations with which they may have deal  upon graduation — including difficult customers, customers whose first language is not  Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Onta r io, Canada Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca Page 1


English, and an array of other scenarios. To apply, students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. They  must also be employed as an apprenticeship. Lastly, students cannot apply directly to the  college or ontariocolleges.ca for admission. To learn more about the application process,  check out the Alignment Technician admission requirements page.

Author: Emma

View Source:  Centennial College – Degree Programs, College Courses

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Brake Technicians and Wheel Alignment Technicians Obtain Training in One Program  

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