Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship

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Program Code: 8515

School: School of Transportation

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 37 Weeks

Start Date: March

Location: Ashtonbee Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2508

Centennial College's Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship is a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

During the tuition-free, Government of Ontario-funded offering you receive preparation for working in the trucking industry, earn Level 1 Technician training, receive assistance in finding a short work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.

The Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship program, which is facilitated by Centennial College's School of Transportation, is presented in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Introductory Skills: Running for 12 weeks (March-June), this phase includes preparation for truck and coach training, job readiness skills, workplace communications, technical writing and mathematical skills required for use in the transportation field.
  • Phase 2 - Technical Skills: Taking 13 weeks (June-August) to complete, this is the Truck and Coach Technician Level 1 training, which covers engines, fuels, electrical, suspension, steering, powertrain, brakes and features a course called Introduction to Parts Technician.
  • Phase 3 - Work Placement: Twelve weeks (September-November) in total, during this phase you apply your skills to a workplace.
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
PROB-014 Pre-Apprenticeship English/Workplace Communications Ashtonbee Campus
PROB-024 Pre-Apprenticeship Math Ashtonbee Campus
PRPE-114 Parts Components Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
PRCV-101 Trade Practices Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-102 Engine Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-105 Drive Train Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-106 Wheel End Assemblies and Brake Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-107 Electrical Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-108 Fuel Systems Ashtonbee Campus
PRCV-109 Fluid Power Systems Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
PRCV-110 Work Placement Term Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

  • As part of your School of Transportation training, you obtain communication and mathematical upgrading and job readiness skills that are industry specific.
  • In-school training at the School of Transportation is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities in Ontario's largest transportation training hub.
  • Within 37 weeks, you complete requirements for both in-school apprenticeship curriculum Level 1 and paid work placement.
  • You enjoy paid work placement opportunities with a reputable automotive shop.

Career Outlook

  • Transition step to finding an apprenticeship
  • Preparation for working in the trucking industry
  • Earn Level 1 Technician training

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • You must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship

Additional Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Centennial College
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)


Janna Erichsen
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 7256