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Motive Power Technician - Diesel (Apprentice)

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Description:The Motive Power Technician (Diesel) - Apprentice program amalgamates the Ontario College Diploma requirements, four months of practical, on-the-job co-operative training at a truck and coach service facility and the entire Ontario Apprenticeship Truck and Coach Service Technician in-school curriculum. Students are registered as an apprentice when they enter their work term and as a post-secondary student concurrently and pursue both diploma courses and apprenticeship in-school training in the Truck and Coach Service Technician trade.

This seventy-six week program is comprised of an initial thirty week in-school segment followed by sixteen weeks of co-operative work experience and concludes with another thrity week in-school segment. It 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.
URL:Motive Power Technician - Diesel (Apprentice) at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,274
International: $15,454
Careers:Diesel Engine Mechanics

Admission Requirements


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

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      This is a highly competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. Recommended Academic Preparation •Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) •Grade 11 or Grade 12 Transportation Technology (C) •Grade 11 or Grade 12 Technological Design (M) •Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O) •Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics OR Chemistry (C) or (U) •Basic Computer Skills •Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course and Computer Skills course Recommended Personal Preparation •Training or experience in any of the following areas may be helpful preparation for this program: technological studies in automotive, welding or drafting course; physics or environmental science courses; part-time employment in the motive power industry.

      * 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 August 30, 2018