A diploma from the Automotive Technician – Service and Management (Motive Power Technician) program is your key to a world of opportunity in a high-tech, challenging industry. Learn the theory of mechanical procedures in a hands-on environment, guided by experienced, trade-certified professors. Graduates of this program can go on to specialize in high-demand areas of motive power including automotive, truck and coach, off-road equipment, marine and small engines, stationary equipment and diesel engines. This program also includes the essential business skills to help you find the right job with the right employer. Graduates are exempt from the Level 1 and 2 in-school requirements for AST 310S appreticeship training.
This program will give you the skills and training required to pursue a variety of careers in the transportation and automotive fields. As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the motive power trades with highly skilled trade qualifications and essential business communication, marketing and interpersonal skills. Successful completion of this program will enable you to:
Create work orders related to the motive power trade and industry
Diagnose motive power engines, electrical/fuel systems, motive power drive line, directional control systems (steering, suspension and brakes) and air conditioning
Search and find parts/service information from manuals and computerized systems
Apply proper disposal, storage and handling practices as they pertain to environmental legislation
Understand management principles such as business structure, accounting, human resources management and parts/supply management
Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.