Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Truck and Coach - Motive Power Technician program will combine theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare you for the truck and coach field — one of the economy's largest industries.
To ensure you'll be career-ready, Truck and Coach Technician courses will emphasize applied mechanics and vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair. In addition to the traditional trade subject areas, you'll receive advanced instruction in areas such as HVAC (refrigeration), preventative maintenance and fixed operations management. English and general education will also be included. This combined selection of courses is designed to prepare you to be an employer's candidate of choice.
Because the program is based on the Truck and Coach Technician apprenticeship curriculum standards, you'll meet the requirements for Level 1 and 2 in-school apprenticeship training. You'll also be able to work in many different areas of the truck and coach industry, including in a repair facility as an apprentice, in administrative/managerial roles and with parts departments/suppliers.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|FOPM-100||Fixed Operations Management 1|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|TCMP-301||Trade Practices and Auxiliary Systems|
|TCMP-302||Engine Systems 2|
|TCMP-305||Drive Train Systems 2|
|TCMP-310||Vehicle Management Electronics & Emissions Systems|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ENGL-219||Communications for Professionals in the Automotive Industry|
|FOPM-200||Fixed Operations Management 2|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|TCMP-400||HVAC & ODP Certification|
|TCMP-406||Steering Suspension & Brake Systems|
|TCMP-408||Fuel Systems 2|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
You'll have access to one of Canada's largest transportation training centres at Centennial College's Ashtonbee Campus
You'll learn about truck and coach technologies in modern facilities with training aids that are relevant to industry expectations and standards.
This program will combine technical training and college academic courses, with both lectures and labs incorporated into your studies.
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
- Apprentice truck and coach technician
- Certified truck and coach technician
- Maintenance shop manager
- Industry representative
- Employment within support services such as rebuild shops/parts supply organizations/etc
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
In labs, Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn at all times. CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses with clear lenses and side shields.
Additional clothing safety considerations include no loose clothing and arms and legs must be fully covered (no T’s or shorts). Workshop coveralls are required for most labs.
Welding lab in addition to your PPE requires “Welders Gloves” and Cotton Coveralls are preferred.
Lab specific PPE requirements are provided in the Course Outlines and must be supplied by the student.
This is a fast-paced learning environment and it is recommended that students plan to attend all classes and related labs routinely.
Technical courses are conducted following the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the trade of Truck Coach Technician.
Individuals in this trade possess a good mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, good vision, hearing, and sense of smell, good hand-eye coordination and strength. Additionally, good communication skills and patience are important.
Co-op OptionPrinter Friendly
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.
- Completion of all courses from semester one
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-160/161 or Accuplacer placement testing at the COMM-170/171 level
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for COOP-521 in semester 2
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 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|