(Truck and Coach) Motive Power Technician

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Program Code: 8214

School: School of Transportation

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Ashtonbee Campus

Email: athompson@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 7254

This program will prepare students for an exciting career as a skilled professional in the truck and coach field, one of the economy’s largest industries. The theoretical knowledge learned in this program combined with the hands-on experience gained in our state of the art labs will give students an ideal start to a fulfilling career in the truck and coach field. Students focus on applied mechanics, and vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair. In addition to the traditional trade subject areas, students will receive advanced instruction in areas such as HVAC (Refrigeration), Preventative Maintenance and Fixed Operations Management. Additionally, courses in English and General Education are incorporated.  This combined selection of courses is designed to prepare the student to be an industry employer's candidate of choice.

Upon completion graduates will be able to seek employment in many different areas of the truck and coach industry such as: an apprentice in a repair facility, administrative/managerial roles and parts departments/suppliers. The program is based on the Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship Curriculum Standards which prepares the student to enter the industry and build skills leading to certification/qualification and a successful career.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-101 Trade Practices 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-102 Engine Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-105 Drive Train Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-106 Brake Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-107 Electrical Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-108 Fuel Systems 1 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-109 Fluid Power Systems Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-201 Trade Practices 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-202 Engine Systems 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-205 Drive Train Systems 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-206 Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-207 Electrical Systems 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-208 Fuel Systems 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-210 Electronic Management and Emissions System 1 Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
Busn-121 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-301 Trade Practices 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-306 Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-307 Electrical Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-310 Electronic Management and Emissions System 2 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-604 Preventive Maintenance Ashtonbee Campus
GNED General Education Elective Ashtonbee Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
DACO-611 Fixed Operations Management Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-302 Engine Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-305 Drive Train Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-308 Fuel Systems 3 Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-512 Truck and Coach Logistics Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-601 Advanced Air Conditioning Systems Ashtonbee Campus
DTCT-607 Advanced Electronics Control Systems Diagnosis Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

  • Students will be learning about truck and coach technologies in one of Canada's largest transportation training centres at Centennial College's Ashtonbee Campus
  • State-of-the-art facilities and training aids allow students to experience a variety of current technologies relevant to Industry expectations
  • This unique program is a blend of technical training and college academic courses.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Laurentian University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario 

Career Outlook

  • Apprentice Truck and Coach Technician
  • Certified Truck and Coach Technician
  • Maintenance Shop Management
  • Industry Representative
  • Employment within Support Services such as Rebuild Shops
  • Parts Supply Organizations
  • etc.

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $942.00 $3,709.00
International $12,800.00 $2,137.00 $14,937.00