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Motive Power Technician - Truck and Coach

Conestoga College

Faculty:Guelph Campus
Field of Study:Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,097
International: $16,431
Enrolment #:30
Careers:Auto Mechanics/TechniciansAuto Body Repairers


If you enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems in a fast-paced environment and you possess strong mechanical abilities, this program is a good fit for you. Conestoga's Motive Power Technician - Truck and Coach diploma program will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in overall repair and maintenance and advanced technology. With a focus on hands-on training in our state-of-the-art shops to complement the in-class theory, you will be well-positioned to enter this high demand trade area.

In addition to the core trade-related skills including the repair of engines, transmissions, drive trains and electrical/electronic components, this program also prepares you to take on related roles within the truck and coach industry including business development, shop and parts management; and a variety of other alternative options to a traditional technician career. For those interested in developing their technical skills, the second year of the program will enable you to delve deeper into related topics such as electric hybrids, engine failure analysis and electrical diagnostics and repair.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.), Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), and Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades and Apprenticeship (MATH1420).

* 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.

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