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 being a truck and coach technician. 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 as a truck and coach technician.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our truck and coach technician 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

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

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