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Truck and Coach Technician – Volvo/Mack

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8681
  • 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 – MACK/VOLVO MAP 32 program will prepare you for success through 32 weeks of in-class training and two two-week work placements.

While all aspects of heavy truck technology will be embodied in the program, fundamentals of engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, gear trains, brakes steering and suspension systems and work place practices will be emphasized. Training will focus on electronics and diagnosis, with computer management systems concluding the program.

More specifically, the 32 weeks of in-class training will consist of eight courses:

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

As part of the work experience, the Truck and Coach Technician – MACK/VOLVO MAP 32 program has also partnered with a world class fleet to further broaden your future opportunities.

Upon successful program completion, with a 75 per cent grade average, you'll complete a job interview at a hiring MACK/VOLVO dealership or fleet operation, where you'll obtain your on-the-job apprenticeship training.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • The facilities at Ashtonbee Campus, from which you'll train, are fully equipped with the latest tools of the trade.
  • The Truck and Coach Technician – Mack/Volvo MAP 32 program has an excellent student-teacher ratio of approximately 20 to one.
  • The training you'll receive will be more in-depth and in-school sessions will be longer than that of traditional apprenticeship training.

Career Outlook

  • Truck and Coach technician
  • Heavy equipment mechanic
  • College teacher
  • Service writer
  • Service technician
  • Truck or coach company representative
  • Service advisor
  • Service assistant manager
  • Industry teacher

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


  • To be considered for a seat, you must apply to program #8681 at
  • 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 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 For more information go to - 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

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

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 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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