Algonquin College

Motive Power Technician


Gain automotive technical expertise fast, in this condensed program.
The two-year Motive Power Technician Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, provides you with the skill-set to find an entry-level position in the transportation service industry.
Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire skills specific to becoming an Automotive Service Technician. Learn to maintain and repair electrical and mechanical systems within a vehicle, including:

chassis and drivelines
fuel systems
electrical systems
internal combustion engines
Begin by learning the operational principles of systems used on vehicles, with hands-on projects to reinforce your knowledge. As you progress in the program, you focus on the advancement of technical fundamentals, advanced diagnostics, and troubleshooting procedures. You also study mathematics and related sciences, ethics, communications and marketing.
Algonquin College delivers this program in its state-of-the-art Transportation Technology Centre that is outfitted with modern equipment, allowing you to learn using the full range of advanced technology used in today`s motive industry.
Graduates from the program are prepared to enter the workforce immediately. You may find employment as an apprentice technician, a technical advisor, or a parts or service management trainee. You may also become an apprentice warranty claims processor, or a product salesperson in the field.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the automotive industry.
Have strong observational and analytical skills.
Are team-oriented and like to work with others.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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