Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
This Heavy Duty Equipment - Motive Power Technician program, which is based on the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship curriculum standards, will prepare you for an exciting career as a skilled professional in the heavy duty equipment field — one of the economy's largest industries.
The theoretical knowledge you'll gain in the Heavy Duty Equipment Motive Power Technician courses, combined with the hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs, will give you an ideal start to a fulfilling career.
The program's focus will be on applied mechanics and vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair. Centennial College will offer exclusive courses such as Logistics and Hoisting and Rigging while also incorporating courses in business, English and general education.
Upon completion, you'll be able to seek employment in many different areas of the heavy duty industry, such as an apprenticeship in a repair facility, administrative/managerial roles and with parts departments/suppliers. Because the program is based on the Heavy Duty Equipment apprenticeship curriculum standards, you'll meet the requirements for levels 1 and 2 of in-school apprenticeship training.
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.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|FOPM-100||Fixed Operations Management 1|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|HDMP-301||Fluid Power Systems 2|
|HDMP-305||Workplace Trade Practices 2|
|HDMP-307||Electrical Systems 1|
|HDMP-309||Steering, Tires, and Brake Systems|
|HDMP-310||Drive Train Systems 2|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ENGL-219||Communications for Professionals in the Automotive Industry|
|FOPM-200||Fixed Operations Management 2|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|HDMP-401||Fluid Power Systems 3|
|HDMP-406||Engine Systems 2|
|HDMP-407||Electrical Systems 2|
|HDMP-408||Fuel Systems 2|
|HDMP-412||Welding - Arc and MIG|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- You will learn about equipment technology in one of Canada's largest transportation training centres at Centennial College's Ashtonbee Campus.
- Because facilities are cutting edge, you'll have access to training aids that will allow you to experience a variety of current technologies relevant to industry expectations.
- This unique program will be a blend of technical training and college academic courses.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:
- Algoma University, Ontario
- Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario
- Laurentian University, Ontario
- Heavy duty mechanic
- Heavy duty technician
- Maintenance shop manager
- Industry representative
- Employment in support services
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U or 12 C or U or equivalent or take the Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for admission
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses with clear lenses and side shields are mandatory requirements in all lab classes. Welding lab in addition to your PPE requires “Welders Gloves” and Cotton Coveralls are preferred.
Co-op OptionPrinter Friendly
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.
- 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|
|Summer||Co-op Work Term|
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|