Motive Power - Truck and Coach Technician

Program Details

  • Program Code:8214
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Truck and Coach - Motive Power Technician program combines theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare you for the truck and coach field, which is one of the economy's largest industries.

To ensure you are career-ready, Truck and Coach Technician courses emphasize applied mechanics and vehicle dynamics, as well as component design and repair. In addition to the traditional trade subject areas, you receive advanced instruction in areas such as HVAC (refrigeration), preventative maintenance and fixed operations management. English and general education are also 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, graduates meet the requirements for level 1 and level 2 in-school apprenticeship training. You will 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 Highlights

  • You have access to one of Canada's largest transportation training centres at Centennial College's Ashtonbee Campus.
  • You learn about truck and coach technologies in modern facilities with training aids that are relevant to industry expectations and standards.
  • This program combines technical training and college academic courses with both lectures and labs incorporated into your studies.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Articulation Agreements

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
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario
  • Laurentian University, Ontario

Career Outlook

  • 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 Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Attend a program information session.

Co-op Requirements

  • 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 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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