Program Objectives

Automotive detailing technicians perform a variety of cleaning and restoration tasks on a vehicle, both inside and out, in order to restore it to its original condition or improve its appearance. This may entail thoroughly inspecting a vehicle, maintaining certain components, maintaining and dressing accessories, maintaining the engine bay and trunk, installing antitheft devices, cleaning the interior and exterior of a vehicle, removing stains and dying fabric and leather, applying preventive protectants, sealing and polishing dashboards, waxing and polishing surfaces, touching up paint by hand, applying rustproofing treatments, etc.


Automotive detailing technician

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
STC-801 Occupation and Training 15 1
STC-802 General Shop Work 45 3
STC-803 Quality-Focused Approach and Work Organization 30 2
STC-804 Interior, Exterior and Engine Bay Cleaning 105 7
STC-805 Maintenance: Hinges, Locks, Rubber Seals, Mouldings and Decorative Trim 30 2
STC-806 Rust Protection 30 2
STC-807 Paint Restoration 105 7
STC-808 Paint Touch-Ups 30 2
STC-809 Upholstery Repairs 30 2
STC-810 Accessory Installation 30 2
STC-811 Quality Control 30 2
STC-812 Practicum/Job Search 30 2
STC-813 Workplace Integration 60 4
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Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to the Automotive Detailing program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

- Have earned Secondary III credits or the equivalent in language of instruction, second language and mathematics
Hold an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS)
Have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) without specific prerequisites
- Be at least 18 years of age
Meet the eligibility criteria for Emploi-Québec’s Manpower Training Measure
(This STC is eligible for the TCST-STC bridge)

Admission requirements for the TCST-STC bridge

The admission requirements for the TCST-STC bridge are identical to those that apply to the TCST-DVS bridge:
- Hold a TCST;
AND - Be at least 16 years old on September 30 of the school year in which you start vocational training;
AND - Have earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle 1 in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in adult general education.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Laurier MacDonald Vocational Centre/CFP Laurier-Macdonald ADSE22D D Sept. 19th, 2022

Automotive detailing technicians

Automotive detailing technicians clean, wax, polish and restore the interior and exterior of vehicles. They see to the maintenance of certain accessories, install anti-theft technology and apply rustproofing products. A job as an automotive detailing technician requires a methodical and meticulous personality. It’s a stimulating job that requires excellent manual dexterity and attention to detail.

Average Salary

Automotive detailing technicians — $17.00

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