Just like vehicles are changing, the way we learn to diagnose and fix vehicles also changes. This program combines in-class learning with a co-operative education component for students to apply their recently learned knowledge. Within the auto mechanic courses, you will learn about international combustion spark-ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicles systems. Fanshawe provides cutting-edge shops with state-of-the-art tools and diagnosing equipment so you can develop your highly specialized skills before you enter the workforce. This program takes it a step further by educating students on how to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision. The Motive Power Technician (Automotive) co-op program is designed to prepare 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) program. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted; therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma.