Motive Power Technician – Technical Program Offers Reputable Training
An important part of any college program is how its peers view it. At Centennial College’s (Automotive)
Motive Power Technician – Technical program, students can rest assured with the offering’s accreditation
by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) National Accreditation Board. This not only means
the offering has the respect of the industry, it also means that all of the in-school content is the same as
the Automotive Service Technician (AST) apprenticeship qualification. This ensures Motor Vehicle
Technician students are prepared to enter the industry as well as be successful on exemption testing for
What else does this Motive Power Technician offering have to offer? First and foremost, the program’s
curriculum offers know-how of the theory students need to enter the industry as well as demonstrations
and applications of standard industry techniques and processes that are included/imbedded in the
offering’s courses. This is achieved by splitting the Motive Power Technician program into four very
structured semesters. During the first, courses are common to both the administration and technical
streams, allowing students the opportunity to decide which aspect of the industry is best suited for then.
The topics covered in this first semester are include applied mechanics, engines, transmissions, fuels,
alignment, vehicle technology, mathematics and more. Meanwhile, the second semester places a focus on
component design and includes topics such as transportation administration, applied vehicle dynamics,
and higher levels of topics offered in the first semester. Finally, the last two semesters see students
mastering the highest level of topics such as engines, alignment, transmission and others such as air
conditioning, technical drawings, properties of materials and more.
Both supporting and supplementing the courses in the Motor Power Technician program are Centennial
College’s Ashtonbee Campus facilities. Known as Ontario’s largest transportation centre, this location is
fully equipped with laboratories that include a transmission lab, a engine lab, fuels, electrical, electronics,
and chassis systems. In these labs, students use cars, car parts and the most up-to-date tools that are
found in the industry to gain a real life perspective.
Applicants to the (Automotive) Motive Power Technician – Technical program are required to possess at
minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or are 19 years of age or older. In
addition, applicants must have completed the compulsory English 12C or U credit or skills assessment, or
equivalent and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Please note that
possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
Once students complete the Motive Power Technician – Technical program, they obtain an Ontario College
Diploma and are equipped for various roles and sectors of the automotive industry, including: Automotive
Apprentice, Service Advisor, Lead Hand, Repair Technician, Automotive Service and Parts
Management/Departments, and Automotive Import/Exports.
Author :- Emma
Centennial College :- Motor Vehicle Technician Program