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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

I loved the classes and the teachers! 

Michelle Williams
Motive Power Technician- Service & Management
Graduate
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

Not only did all of my professors help me increase my knowledge of automotive-related subjects, but they built me as a person. This was something I [...]

Jeffrey Pang
MOTIVE POWER TECHNICIAN - SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT
Graduate
Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

A diploma from the Motive Power Technician – Service and Management program is your key to a world of opportunity in a high-tech, challenging industry. Learn the theory of mechanical procedures in a hands-on environment, guided by experienced, trade-certified professors. After mastering the basics, you can specialize in high-demand areas of motive power including automotive, truck and coach, off-road equipment, marine and small engines. This program also includes the essential business skills to help you find the right job with the right employer.

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Program Description

This program will give you the skills and training required to pursue a variety of careers in the transportation and automotive fields. As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the motive power trades with highly skilled trade qualifications and essential business communication, marketing and interpersonal skills. Successful completion of this program will enable you to:

  • Create work orders related to the motive power trade and industry
  • Diagnose motive power engines, electrical/fuel systems, motive power drive line, directional control systems (steering, suspension and brakes) and air conditioning
  • Search and find parts/service information from manuals and computerized systems
  • Apply proper disposal, storage and handling practices 

    as they pertain to environmental legislation

  • Understand management principles such as business structure, accounting, human resources management and parts/supply management  

Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English, (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Technical Mathematics (recommended)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Automotive apprentice
  • Automotive audio technician
  • Automotive parts counterperson
  • Automotive technician
  • Drive Clean inspector
  • Heavy equipment technician apprentice
  • Race mechanic
  • Tire and lube technician

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Auto parts stores
  • Automotive service companies
  • Car dealerships
  • Industrial equipment supply
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$352$352
Total Fees:$4,343$14,514

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities. 

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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