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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,720

  North Bay

Sep 6-Aug 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Prepare for an in-demand career working with a number of vehicles including motorcycle, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs and side-by-sides. Learn to identify, inspect, test and troubleshoot motorcycle and sport vehicle and small engine systems. Train hands-on and gain the technical skills you need for the trade.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify basic motive power system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic electrical, electronic, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic 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.
  • Use a variety of test equipment to assess basic electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
  • Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic 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 access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers’ updates.
  • Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
  • Apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service.
  • 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 environment law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Inspect and measure motorcycle and recreational vehicle frame systems for cracks, bends and alignment in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Inspect, test and replace wheels and tires on motorcycles and recreational vehicles in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario guidelines.

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Student Reviews (3)

Canadore College

Wonderful experience

Nancy Leblanc

April 12, 2022

Graduated From

Early Childhood Education Intensive (Accelerated)

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

A wonderful local option for anyone in northern Ontario. Very good facilities, excellent teachers and I had no trouble finding a field placement and a job after graduation. With degree inflation, some of the students had BA's in education and came to C...

A wonderful local option for anyone in northern Ontario. Very good facilities, excellent teachers and I had no trouble finding a field placement and a job after graduation. With degree inflation, some of the students had BA's in education and came to Canadore to get certified. Something to keep in mind for those of you unsure about which path to take. I have since moved into a management role at a private centre.

Canadore College

Great instructors

Aman K.

North Bay • June 30, 2021

Graduated From

Motive Power Technician

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Loved my time on this beautiful campus. Teachers are really good and helpful with course content and will help guide you towards career choices.

Loved my time on this beautiful campus. Teachers are really good and helpful with course content and will help guide you towards career choices.

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