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Parts Technician – Materials Technician Apprenticeship

Alberta Journeyman Certificate

3 years; 6 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for years 1 and 3, and 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for year 2


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Red Deer Polytechnic offers the Parts Technician program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of a Parts Technician in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. For more information, please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website.

The term of apprenticeship for Parts Technician is three years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training for each year, six weeks of technical training in the first and third years, and eight weeks of technical training in the second year.

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If you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.

Employment Opportunites

Parts Technicians are employed by wholesale and retail businesses and warehouse distributors that deal with all types of parts. Apprentice Parts Technicians may begin working as stock or receiving clerks or drivers. As they become acquainted with the different parts and their applications and the stockroom system, they can be promoted to parts counter positions.

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