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(Automotive) Motive Power Technician

Program Overview

Program Overview

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This (Automotive) Motive Power Technician – Technical program is for you if you've ever wondered how an engine works, or what makes a transmission drive.

With an emphasis on motor vehicle technology, this dynamic and inclusive program prepares you for work within the transportation industry. Through various Motive Power Technician theoretical and practical courses, you will acquire trade-relevant skills and knowledge that will help you undertake challenging positions in a variety of motive power employment opportunities.

In keeping with Ministry and the Ontario College of Trades standards, the program provides academic and practical content that meets the requirements for level 1 and level 2 in-school apprenticeship training. Additionally, you will actively participate in comprehensive hands-on training activities in fully-equipped modern transportation lab facilities.

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding experience where wrenches and technology meet, you'll find it in Centennial's Motive Power program.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you work one term as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for future careers.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Companies Offering Jobs

Canadian Tire, Department of National Defence, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda Canada, State Farm Insurance, Toyota

Program Highlights

  • Graduates meet requirements associated with Level One and Level Two Automotive Service Technician in-school apprenticeship training.
  • Graduates earn ODP certification (Ozone Depletion Prevention).
  • Graduates earn a recognized two-year diploma.
  • Students practice aspects of vehicle repair and diagnosis in one of Canada's largest transportation training centers.

Educational Partners

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
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario

Career Outlook

  • Automotive apprentice technician
  • Automotive technician (following apprenticeship)
  • Automotive technical supervisor
  • Automotive service advisor
  • Automotive service manager
  • Automotive parts manager
  • Automotive teacher (college/high school/factory training)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,053.00 $3,988.50
International $14,140.00 $2,336.00 $16,476.00

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