School of Trades and Technology

Motive Power Technician

40 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Experience small class sizes and industry relevant professors

Overview

Become skilled in motive power by training with 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. Includes a two-week work placement

Note: Successful completion is equivalent to Levels 1 and 2 (automobile) and Level 1 (truck and coach) Apprenticeship in-class portion


Your Future Career

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

What You Learn

  • Gasoline and diesel engine operation
  • Fuel delivery systems
  • Electrical systems and engine controls
  • Steering, suspension and brakes
  • Hydraulic and air brake systems
  • Hybrid systems

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html#toc02

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

MPM011 Electrical & Electronic Systems - Part 1
MPM015 Engine Systems
MPM020 Steering, Suspension & Brakes- Part 1
MPM026 Applied Work/Trade Practices
MPM029 Gear Train/Power Trains - Part 1
CMM125 College Communications
PSY123 Applied Psychology

Semester 2

MPM010 Fuel Systems - Part 1
MPM016 Electrical & Electronic Systems - Part 2
MPM022 Steering, Suspension & Brakes - Part 2
MPM027 Applied Work/Trade Practices
MPM215 Engine Support Systems
MPM033 Gear Train/Power Trains - Part 2
GENED Elective delivered Online (MPT Sem 2)

Semester 3

MPM013 Fuel Systems - Part 2
MPM017 Electrical, Electronic & Emission Systems 3
MPM330 Fluid Power Systems
MPM035 Gear Trains/Power Trains - Part 3
MPM040 Climate Control Systems - ODP
MPM050 Work Placement (2 wks)
PFN100 Personal Finance

2019-2020 40 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $6627.22

2019-2020 40 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $24845.94 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $26619.66

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

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
  • Toolbox, Max Size of 13W x 24L x 45H
  • Tool list 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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