Motive Power Technician

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Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
40 weeks
Study options: 
Campus location: 
Commerce Court

Become skilled in motive power in our 8,000 sq. ft. lab that includes industry-standard tools, diagnostic equipment, and lifts. You will learn to operate, diagnose and service all types of vehicles, from standard automobiles to industrial heavy-duty equipment, and have the opportunity to work on the latest technology by way of vehicle donations.

You will perform actual service procedures on a wide variety of components found in the power train of heavy vehicles, install and set up clutches, and tear down and assess the condition of manual transmissions.


Your Future Career

  • Automotive service technician
  • Truck and coach technician
  • Heavy equipment technician
  • Parts technician
  • New vehicle sales and leasing
  • Supervisory positions

What You Learn

  • Gasoline and diesel engine operation
  • Fuel delivery systems
  • Electrical systems and engine controls
  • Power trains
  • Steering, suspension and brakes
  • Hydraulic and air brake systems
  • Welding procedures
  • Climate control systems
  • Hybrid systems
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

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Semester One - Fall:

MPM 011 Electrical and Electronic Systems - Part 1

MPM 015 Engine Systems

MPM 020 Steering, Suspension and Brakes - Part 1

MPM 026 Applied Work/Trade Practices

MPM 029 Gear Train/Power Trains - Part 1

CMM 125College Communications

PSY 123Applied Psychology

Semester Two - Winter:

MPM 010Fuel Systems - Part 1

MPM 016 Electrical and Electronic Systems - Part 2

MPM 022Steering, Suspension and Brakes - Part 2

MPM 027Applied Work/Trade Practices

MPM 215Engine Support Systems

MPM 033Gear Train/Power Trains - Part 2

GenEdElective Delivered Online

Semester Three - Spring:

MPM 013 Fuel Systems - Part 2

MPM 017 Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems - Part 3

MPM 030Fluid Power Systems

MPM 035Gear Trains/Power Trains - Part 3

MPM 040Climate Control Systems - ODP

MPM 050Work Placement (2 wks)

PFN 100Personal Finance


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Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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