School of Trades and Technology

Motive Power Technician

40 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Become skilled in motive power in our 8,000 sq. ft. lab that includes industry-standard tools, diagnostic equipment, and lifts.

Overview

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

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Semester 1

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 125 College Communications
PSY 123 Applied Psychology

Semester 2

MPM 010 Fuel Systems - Part 1
MPM 016 Electrical and Electronic Systems - Part 2
MPM 022 Steering, Suspension and Brakes - Part 2
MPM 027 Applied Work/Trade Practices
MPM 215 Engine Support Systems
MPM 033 Gear Train/Power Trains - Part 2
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

MPM 013 Fuel Systems - Part 2
MPM 017 Electrical, Electronic and Emission Systems - Part 3
MPM 030 Fluid Power Systems
MPM 035 Gear Trains/Power Trains - Part 3
MPM 040 Climate Control Systems - ODP
MPM 050 Work Placement (2 wks)
PFN 100 Personal Finance
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 5698.05 $1248 - - $6946.05

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

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You will also need:

  • CSA Approved Safety Boots - apx. $160.00
  • Coveralls - apx. $5.00-43.00
  • Safety Glasses - apx. $11.00
  • Work Gloves - apx. $15.00
  • Tool list, includes toolbox - apx. $300.00
    • SAE Wrench Set, ¼ - 15/16
    • 3/8 Drive Ratchet Set – Imperial and Metric
    • 3/8 Drive, 13/16 Spark Plug Socket
    • Wire Crimper & Stripper
    • Side Cutters
    • Screwdriver Set
    • Adjustable Wrench, 12”
    • Metric Wrench Set, 9mm-19mm
    • ¼” Drive Ratchet Set – Imperial and Metric
    • 3//8 Drive, 5/8 Spark Plug Socket
    • ½” Drive Power / Breaker Bar
    • Needle Nose Pliers (short)
    • Vise Grips
    • Ball Pein Hammer
Ontario College Diploma

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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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

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Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca