Cambrian College

Motive Power Technician - Service and Management

Program Information

School:Cambrian College
Faculty:School of Skills/Trades Training
Field of Study:Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Description:Today's qualified auto technician is highly skilled and in great demand. The technicians that industry demands must, among many other things, be able to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform professional quality repairs in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

Students will start at "ground zero" with basic work safety and an introduction to fasteners and hand/pneumatic tool identification and usage. Quickly, students move into a 50/50 split between "hands on" and classroom training in the following areas: steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains and engines. The Ministry and industry driven focus of the course is electrical and electronics, this will comprise 40% of all studies.

Students looking for a challenge and practical in-shop training will enjoy working in a state-of-the-art lab on current vehicles. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes and gas analyzers will be explored in depth. The need has never been greater for knowledgeable and enthusiastic technicians. The technology is evolving exponentially in or new world of hybrid technology and alternative fuels.
URL:Motive Power Technician - Service and Management at Cambrian College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,375
Careers:Auto Mechanics/TechniciansAuto Body Repairers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits)or equivalent or mature student status, including: - any grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M) - any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U) or (M) For graduates of the old curriculum (OS:IS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including: - any 2 senior level English (general or advanced) - any senior level mathematics (general or advanced)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 19, 2017