Motive power technicians will learn to test and analyze systems and vehicles in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and specifications. Students will learn to diagnose, disassemble, analyze, and properly reassemble major automotive systems and components. Students will get hands-on experience in a wide range of vehicle types from multiple manufacturers. This program will appeal to students with a good mechanical aptitude.
- In-house Chassis Dynamometer.
- In-house Engine Dynamometer.
- Fully equipped engine machine shop
- Modern vehicles and diagnostic equipment
- Modern training and diagnostic simulators
A wide range of opportunities exists for motive power technicians in the area of automotive service and counter sales. Motive Power Technicians are excellent candidates for many automotive service technician, truck and coach and heavy-duty technician apprenticeship positions.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can present their college diploma to their employer and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U) is recommended
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Motive Power Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 56405)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Analyze, diagnose, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
- Diagnose and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
- Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
- Apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.
- Communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.
- Use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.
- Prepare, support, maintain and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.
- Apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
- Assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.
- Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
- Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
To complete the Learning Outcomes that are structured in Motive Power Curriculum Semester 3, ALL Motive Power Students must have or obtain current ODP certification prior to semester 3.