Automotive Electrical Refresher Course (Online)

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  • Duration:

    10 hours

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Start Date


Part-Time: Coming again in 2023


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Automotive Electrical Refresher Course Overview

The Automotive Electrical Refresher course is designed to give students a foundational knowledge of electrical automotive systems. This course is built for automotive technicians looking to improve or refresh their existing electrical knowledge. Students will learn not only how to diagnose and repair electrical automotive parts, but also how to communicate with customers and maintain a good relationship throughout the process.

When it comes to automotive repair, electronics are one of the most difficult areas to diagnose and service. There are many key concepts and important systems that mechanics often misunderstand, and this course addresses those areas. The number of electrical components in a vehicle is continuing to increase as automotive technology continues to advance. Automotive technicians with electronic and technical diagnostic capabilities are in high demand, and the demand for these skills will only increase in the future.

The course runs for 5 weeks and covers the fundamental topics that automotive professionals working with electricity need to know.

Admission Requirements

None. However, this course is best suited for students with prior professional automotive repair experience.

Who Will Benefit From This Course?

Automotive technicians looking to reinforce their knowledge of automotive electronics and how to diagnose and service them will get the most out of this course. Automotive enthusiasts looking to learn more about how vehicles function will also benefit from this course.

Automotive Electrical Refresher Course Format

The Automotive Electrical Refresher course is delivered online, allowing students to participate in classes from anywhere in the world with a stable internet connection.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Understand the theory of electricity and Ohm’s law
  2. Outline common electrical problems and safe working procedures
  3. Read and following wiring diagrams and pinout charts
  4. Recognize diagnostic tools for electrical problems and proper repair procedures
  5. Implement knowledge into daily practices
  6. Proper billing procedures and dealing with customers on complex problems
  7. Understand theory, diagnosing and service of automotive electrical systems


Subject to change without notice

Victor Cole

Victor Cole

Victor Cole has been an Automotive Service Technician for over 20 years. Living in Toronto, Ontario, Victor’s specialty when working as a Technician is electrical and drivability. Victor studied for his apprenticeship at Centennial College in Toronto, ON. In November 2008, Victor received his Automotive Service Technician 310s Red Seal Licence. Victor has recently completed his Bachelor of Education at Brock University and, in May 2020, earned him a membership with the Ontario College of Teachers. Leading by example as a lifelong learner, Victor is currently working on a Bachelor of Technology at Thompson Rivers University through an open learning program. Victor’s hobbies include Blacksmithing and running. Victor also volunteers his spare time to animal rescue. Victor Cole became a teacher to do his part to help tomorrow’s generation be successful in an ever-changing world.




  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • To be determined by instructor

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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