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Motive Power Technician - Technical Offering Focuses on Hands-on Skills

Theory and practical training in the Motive Power Technician offering at Centennial College equip students for challenging positions in a variety of careers.

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Motive Power Technician - Technical Offering Focuses on Hands-on Skills

  1. 1. Motive Power Technician - Technical Offering Focuses on Hands-on Skills Automotive apprentices, service advisors, lead hands, repair technicians,automotive service and parts management or automotive import/export: These aresome of the positions for which graduates of Centennial College’s Motive PowerTechnician – Technical program can apply. In fact, one instructor of the programsays, “Many of our students end up back at Centennial College, either in body workor mechanical. Some of them go onto dealerships to work at part departments andthat sort of thing.” Accredited by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) NationalAccreditation Board, this offering, officially known as (Automotive) Motive PowerTechnician – Technical, takes two years to complete and results in an Ontario CollegeDiploma. The focus of the motor vehicle technician program is on motor vehicletechnology. It is ideal for those with strengths in mathematics and physics. Inaddition, all of the in-school content taught in this program is the same as theAutomotive Service Technician (AST) apprenticeship qualification. This ensuresmotor vehicle technician students are prepared to enter the industry as well as besuccessful on exemption testing for licensing qualification. During classroom and shop activities, students gain both theoretical and practicalknowledge as well as hands-on skills and experience through demonstration andapplication of standard industry techniques and processes included/imbedded in theprogram curriculum. More specifically, the first semester of Motive Power Technicianoffering features courses that are common to both the administration and technicalstreams. This ensures that students have a chance to decide which aspect of theindustry is best suited for then. Among the topics covered in this first semester are:applied mechanics, engines, transmissions, fuels, alignment, vehicle technology,
  2. 2. mathematics and more. Meanwhile, the second semester sees a focus on componentdesign and includes topics such as transportation administration, applied vehicledynamics, and higher levels of topics offered in the first semester. The last twosemesters concern themselves with the highest level of topics such as engines,alignment, transmission and others such as air conditioning, technical drawings,properties of materials and more. Students train out of labs that include our transmission lab, our engine lab, fuels,electrical, electronics, and our chassis systems. These labs take place in AshtonbeeCampus, which houses the largest training school for transportation technology inCanada and is equipped with cars, car parts and the most up-to-date tools that arefound in the industry. Applicants to this Motive Power Technician program are required to possess atminimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or are 19years of age or older. They must also obtain the compulsory English 12C or U creditor skills assessment, or equivalent and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skillsassessment, or equivalent. However, it should be noted that possession of minimumadmission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Author :- EmmaView Source : Centennial College - Motive Power Technician Program