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.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.

You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific résumé and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.

International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a co-op advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.

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

Program starts

Winter 2020

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Additional information and offerings

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