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Canadian Automotive Service Technician: Certificate of Qualification Test Preparation

  • Sean Bennett
  • Dave Weatherhead
  • ISBN-10: 0919852610
  • ISBN-13: 9780919852617
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2007 Published
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About the Product

This handbook is an essential tool for any AST student who is preparing for the Certificate of Qualification exam. This new edition presents practice tests in Red Seal format, making it a universal exam prep for students in all provinces. This edition also explains how the Provincial Training Standards and Federal Occupational Analysis determine the test you will write in your province. The authors are faculty members at Centennial College's School of Transportation, and have extensive experience in curriculum development. Sean Bennett is also the author of the Dictionary of Automotive Technology and co-author of Canadian Truck and Transport Technician Interprovincial Certificate of Qualifications Test Preparation.


  • 3 practice tests with detailed answer analysis.

  • More than 350 questions written in C of Q style - 125 more than the first edition.

  • Advice on study strategies and improving test-writing skills.

  • Red Seal and Province of Ontario exam profiles.

  • Reportable Subjects of the C of Q explained.

About the Author

Sean Bennett

Sean Bennett is a former program coordinator for the Truck and Diesel Department at Centennial College, as well as a former corporate trainer for Mack Trucks. During a 20-year tenure at the college he authored new curricula, helped overhaul existing course offerings and chaired a wide range of curriculum development committees for the Province of Ontario. Mr. Bennett has written more than 30 books dealing with diesel, truck, heavy equipment and automotive technology, and he currently devotes his career to technical writing and speaking engagements. He is an active member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council, the Association of Diesel Specialists, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. He is widely regarded as the foremost author in commercial vehicle technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction to the Second Edition
Objectives of the Book
Reportable Subjects
The Exam Questions
Using This Book

Chapter 2
Test Strategies
Review 1
Review 2
Review 3
Review 4
Active Learning
Reading Textbooks
Improving Retention
Improving Test-writing Skills

Chapter 3
Exam Profile and Reportable Subjects
Occupational Analysis
AST Occupational Analysis Blocks
Analysis of an Exam Profile by Reportables
Emphasis on Training Standards in the C of Q Exam
Key Points

Chapter 4
Sample Provincial Training Standards: Ontario

Chapter 5
Practice Test 1

Chapter 6
Practice Test 2

Chapter 7
Practice Test 3

Chapter 8
Answer Key to Practice Tests
Answers to Practice Test 1
Answers to Practice Test 2
Answers to Practice Test 3

Chapter 9
Explanations for Practice Test 1 Answers

Chapter 10
Explanations for Practice Test 2 Answers

Chapter 11
Explanations for Practice Test 3 Answers

Chapter 12
Recommended Study Texts

New to this edition

  • Updated exam questions.
  • All new 125-question exam.
  • All questions written in Red Seal format, in accordance with Red Seal exam profile. (This means the categories of the questions are those of the skill blocks of the Red Seal exam itself, which are almost identical to provincial reportable subjects).
  • Sample of the Red Seal exam profile included.
  • Thorough explanation of how the Red Seal exam questions are organized into the given province's exam subjects.