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Truck and Coach Technician ATS MAP 32

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8688
  • Ministry Name:Motive Power Techniques - Truck and Coach
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Truck and Coach Technician ATS MAP 32 program will provide you with a combination of in-depth theory and lab practice covering the latest truck and coach technology.

Structured to include both in-class training and work placement, the Truck and Coach Technician certificate program will feature 32 weeks of classroom and lab activities and four additional weeks with a potential employer.

In this transportation program, you'll practice on a variety of truck and coach manufacturers' vehicles and system components to ensure that you're well prepared.

During the 32 weeks of in-class training, you'll be required to successfully complete the following eight courses:

  • Drive Trains
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Trade Practices
  • Brake Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Electronic Management and Emission

Upon completion, you'll start the on-the-job portion of your apprenticeship with a fleet, transit, dealership or other employer. You'll also be eligible to write your provincial certificate of qualification exam.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • Training in the Truck and Coach Technician undertaking will be more in-depth and in-school sessions will be longer compared to traditional apprenticeships.
  • During the four-week work placement, you'll acquire more industry techniques while performing other work-related activities.
  • You may be eligible for employment insurance during the in-class training portion of this School of Transportation program.

Career Outlook

  • Truck technician
  • Coach technician
  • Junior truck technician

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • You must be able to legally work in Canada.
  • Program admission session (see below).


  • To be considered for a seat, you must apply to program 8688 at ontariocolleges.ca. 
  • After you apply, you will receive a letter and questionnaire, with instructions on how to request a program interview. Admission is on a first come first served basis for qualified applicants, so it is important that you return your questionnaire promptly as per the instructions.
  • Students enrolled in a Centennial College Modified Apprenticeship Program (MAP) are registered with the apprenticeship branch of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

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 for applicants to Modified Apprenticeship Programs (MAP) are sent by mail.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

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