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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Oct 28
Sep 7-Oct 28
Jan 4 - Feb 24 2023
May 2 - Jun 23 2023
The Motive Power Technician (Diesel) Diploma program is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program. The program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the heavy duty service industry as well as providing progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains and related modern heavy duty systems. Students will learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and to undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.
When you graduate, you’ll have the skills necessary to find work with motive power equipment manufacturers, oil companies or industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers. With your diesel mechanic training, you can even work for motive power equipment dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating, with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions.
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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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Oct 28
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