Dynamic and specialized technicians are always in-demand and Fanshawe’s Motive Power Technician (diesel) program will give you the necessary knowledge and the opportunity to apply your new skills through co-op work experiences. Through the diesel mechanic courses, you will learn about internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains, and modern heavy-duty systems. Students will also be able to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision.Graduates of this program will have the skills to find work within multiple industries. With your diesel mechanic training, you will also have the option to work for motive power equipment dealerships. This program will prepare you to enter the workplace in the Truck and Coach apprenticeship. The Motive Power Technician (Diesel) program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the heavy-duty service industry. You’ll gain progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains and related modern heavy-duty 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 (Automotive) program. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted; therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma.