Motive Power Technician – Service and Management

Get hands-on training servicing gas-powered and hybrid vehicles and learn the ropes of shop management in Cambrian's state-of-the-art shop. You can also choose to start your apprenticeship.

After an introduction to basic work safety and fasteners and hand/pneumatic tools, your courses will be split between hands-on and classroom training in steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains, and engines.

You will learn to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform quality repairs. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes, and gas analyzers will be explored in depth. Special focus will be placed on electrical and electronic components throughout the program.

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.

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • General automotive service technician
  • Specialty technician
  • Service advisor / consultant
  • Automotive part / retail salesperson
  • Manufacturing / fabricating / custom work employee

Hands-on training in the servicing and repair of gas and hybrid engines and drive train systems.

Plan your future

Next Session start

January 2019

Future Session start

September 2019

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Co-op education
  • Apprenticeships

Graduate in 2020*

*Minimum Full time length is 20 months

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