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Motive Power Techniques - Heavy Equipment

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:The 34-week Motive Power Techniques program gives you an excellent opportunity to participate in a common first semester Motive Power program that will prepare you to choose a career in the Motive Power Field. The second semester is oriented towards a specific interest. The two options presently available are Automotive and Heavy Equipment.

Although heavy equipment oriented, this program prepares you for a diverse number of career opportunities in a variety of mechanical fields. You will be involved in maintaining, and repairing on and off-road heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, bulldozers, excavators, skidders, trucks and tractors. Those wishing to enter the motor vehicle, truck/coach or farm mechanic trade would also benefit from this program.

Hands-on, real work experience is an integral component of the program. The supporting technical and academic studies provides you with an opportunity to cope with rapidly changing technology. The program conforms to, and parallels, industrial practices and standards, equipping graduates with the skills to meet the demands of today’s job market and the challenges of tomorrow.
URL:Motive Power Techniques - Heavy Equipment at Confederation College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic TradesHeavy-Duty Equipment MechanicsCrane OperatorsSee More...

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level. or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment. or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED). or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE). Additional Required Course/s: Grade 11 MCF3M Functions and Applications, or MCR3U Functions, or Grade 12 MAP4C Foundations for College Math, or MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology or University Preparation.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on February 14, 2015