Honda Technician Training Opens Doors to Various Careers

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Did you know that just by attending Centennial College's Honda technician training you can obtain titles such as: Automotive Service Technician, Service Writer/Advisor, Service & Parts Managers, Trainer/Professor and Automotive Manufacturer Specialist? That's because this offering (officially known as Automotive Service Technician Honda AHAP MAP 32) provides well-rounded training that combines theory and practical practice.

Honda technician training applicants are required to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or a GED or equivalent. They are also required to be employed by a Honda dealership or be selected through an interview process. If students are not employed at a Honda dealership, they are required to find a sponsor for the hands-on portion of their training to begin classes. Canvassing local dealers for employment and eventually sponsorship would be a great place to start.

Candidates for the Honda technician training may apply directly to Centennial College, with successful applicants (who aren't employed) obtaining an employer and registering as a MAP apprentice with the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Acceptance to Honda technician training is based on successful completion of all entry requirements and space is limited. Some students within the Honda technician training at Centennial College may be eligible for Employment Insurance during the in-class aspect.

Apprentices of Honda technician training are currently eligible for up to $4,000 in various grants and tax incentives. Meanwhile, employers are eligible for up to $45,000 over four years in various federal and provincial tax incentives.

This program portion is covered in four eight-week blocks, during which students alternate with apprenticeship work terms at their Acura/Honda Dealer for a total of 64 weeks. The process of technician Honda-specific training begins at Centennial College's state-of-the-art facilities Ashtonbee Campus. This location actually houses the province's largest transportation training centre, which gives students an advantage as it boasts tools of the trade as well as a real shop environment.

In-school Honda technician training covers eight weeks more of material in greater depth than the traditional apprenticeship curriculum. As such, Honda technician training combines a traditional apprenticeship curriculum with additional training on Acura/Honda product description, operation, diagnostics and repair. Specific topics within this curriculum include: electronics and the diagnosing of mechanical systems as well as factory training, advanced diagnostics and hybrid/alternate fuels training. Overall, students train on Acura/Honda products and over 100 on-line Honda training modules.

Upon completion of the Honda technician training, students will have a variety of skills including: writing vehicle damage repair estimates, repairing broken or worn mechanical components, maintaining repair and service records, installing equipment, components and systems; testing vehicles both before and after repair, repairing electrical wiring, circuits and fixtures; and more.

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Klaudia offers readers information on Centennial College's Honda technician training. She includes information on the admission process, benefits and possible learning outcomes.

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