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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$5,392

  Cambridge

Sep 6-Aug 30

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

With today’s technological advancements, Automotive Service Technicians need to possess skills in overall repair and maintenance, in addition to advanced technology. Conestoga’s Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service diploma program will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in all of these areas. With a focus on hands-on training to complement the in-class theory, you will be well-positioned to enter this high demand trade area.

In addition to the core trade-related skills, this program also prepares you to take on related roles within the automotive industry including business development, shop and parts management; and a variety of other alternative options to a traditional technician career. For those interested in further developing their technical skills, the second year of the program will enable you to delve deeper into related topics such as electric hybrids, engine failure analysis and electrical diagnostics and repair.

As a graduate of the diploma program, you will have an opportunity to receive automatic exemption from Levels 1 and 2 of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship in-school training should you choose to pursue that career pathway.

What You’ll Learn

  • Analyze, diagnose, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  • Diagnose and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  • Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
  • Apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.
  • Communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.
  • Use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.
  • Prepare, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.
  • Apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
  • Assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.
  • Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.

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Student Reviews (2)

Conestoga College

Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.

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