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Automotive - Motive Power Technician (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8202
  • Ministry Name:Motive Power Technician – Technical
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Automotive - Motive Power Technician 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 offering's theoretical and practical Motive Power Technician courses will prepare you for work in the transportation industry. The trade-relevant skills and knowledge you'll acquire will help you undertake challenging positions in a variety of employment opportunities.

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

Graduates will receive a Motive Power Technician Diploma and will be credited with all two levels of Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship in-school training.

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

For more information on the Co-op option, please go here.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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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.
  • You will practice aspects of vehicle repair and diagnosis in one of Canada's largest transportation training centres.

Articulation Agreements

Successful graduates of this Automotive - Motive Power Technician Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study. Listed below are programs from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton, ON Campus)
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors
Brock University Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - multiple majors
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies
Honours Science - Chemistry
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

 

 

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

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

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

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

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. 

Co-op Requirements

  • Completion of all courses from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-160/161 or Accuplacer placement testing at the COMM-170/171 level
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Co-op Work Term
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,168.00 $3,889.00
International $15,437.50 $1,677.00 $17,114.50

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