The modern vehicle is a technical marvel on wheels. With computers and sophisticated power trains and engines, today’s vehicles need tech-savvy professionals with specialized skills to help keep them on the road. If a career that lets you get your hands dirty while keeping up-to-date on the many technical advances in vehicle manufacturing is important to you, the Motive Power Technician (Automotive) program will deliver the skills necessary for an in-demand career. As a Motive Power Technician, you will learn all there is to know about internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems in cutting-edge shops and with state-of-the-art tools and diagnosing equipment. You’ll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision in the pursuit of your mechanic certification. The Motive Power Technician (Automotive) program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry. You’ll gain progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion spark-ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems. Students will also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision. Graduates may also be in a favourable status if they wish to apply for our alternative Motive Power Technician (Diesel) diploma program. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted; therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma. A co-op version of this program is also available.