Motive Power Technician – Truck and Coach

After learning the basic fundamentals of diesel engines, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and brake systems for heavy equipment in first year, you'll undertake training in second year that will enable you to meet the challenges of the truck and coach trade. In-class work is complemented by extensive shop training where you will be expected to develop a high standard of craftsmanship, problem-solving skills, and personal pride in the trade.

Co-Op Apprenticeship Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Graduates may find employment as apprentices in the trucking industry
  • Graduates may find employment in related truck component overhaul shops

Work on scoop trams, trucks, coach buses, and other types of equipment in our heavy equipment shop.

Plan your future

Next Session start

September 2017

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Co-op education
  • Apprenticeships

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 2 years

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