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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$5,444

  Toronto

Sep 5-Aug 29

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

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 eligible for exemption from the Level 1 and 2 of the in-school requirements for AST 310S apprenticeship training.

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 (1)

Durham College

Great community college

Adel Tago

August 4, 2022

Graduated From

Electrical Techniques

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (s...

This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (same campus).

Campus life will be more exciting at universities and other colleges, but I was working with a young family when I started my program and that didn't matter to me. Definitely an international student body and with new buildings going up it seems there's a lot of growth happening.

The most important thing for me was that they had great profs who cared about my success and made introductions for me to industry. Overall, very happy with my decision.

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