Trades Foundations - Motive Power

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Program Code: 8207

School: School of Transportation

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Ashtonbee Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 7307

The Trades Foundations - Motive Power program provides you with an opportunity to prepare to meet the English communications admission requirements for a Centennial College transportation-based program. You will learn about a variety of passenger, commercial and heavy duty equipment vehicles through the study of component identification, shop safety practices, tool identification and the use of specialized equipment. The development of sound communication and mathematical skills will also be emphasized within a trade context. Throughout the program, you will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to hands-on, practical work, on a variety of training units, vehicles and equipment in a lab environment.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-143/COMM-142 Foundations 1: Developing College Communication Skills Ashtonbee Campus
FNED-195 Occupational Health and Safety Part 1 Ashtonbee Campus
MATH-130 Mathematics For The Trades 1 Ashtonbee Campus
VTEC-101 Vehicle Component Identification Ashtonbee Campus
WPPS-100 Workplace Practices and Procedures Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-163/COMM-162 Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills Ashtonbee Campus
FNED-196 Occupational Health and Safety Part 2 Ashtonbee Campus
MATH-131 Mathematics For The Trades 2 Ashtonbee Campus
SINF-121 Service Information Systems Ashtonbee Campus
TCHE-102 Introduction to Truck, Coach & Heavy Duty Equipment Ashtonbee Campus
VTEC-111 Engine Mechanical Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

This Trade Foundations provides an alternate entry point and academic support to assist individuals who are missing program admission or completion requirements. It provides a solid foundation of communication and math skills as well as the motor vehicle knowledge to improve the academic success of students when they transfer into a School of Transportation certificate, diploma or apprenticeship program.

Career Outlook

  • Transfer to a Automotive program
  • Transfer to a Truck and Coach program
  • Transfer to a Heavy Duty Equipment program

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or 19 years or older.
  • This program will also accept applicants that have GED or equivalent if they are missing admission or completion requirements for any School of Transportation programs.

Applicants cannot apply directly to this program.

This program is an "Alternate Offer" for applicants who apply to but do not meet admission requirements for a Centennial College post-secondary Transportation program.

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 $973.00 $3,908.50
International $14,140.00 $2,256.00 $16,396.00