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Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment

Conestoga College

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


A wide variety of opportunities await you in the heavy equipment repair field. Individuals who possess mechanical aptitude, problem-solving abilities, can work individually and as a member of a team are well-suited to enter this lucrative trade area. Conestoga's Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment diploma program will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in all of these areas. With a focus on hands-on training 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, this program also prepares you to take on related roles within the heavy duty equipment industry including business development, shop and parts management; and a variety of other alternative options to a traditional technician career. The second year of the program will enable you to delve deeper into related topics such as engine failure analysis and electrical diagnostics and repair.
Qualifying students have the opportunity to engage in a paid co-operative education work term during the summer between years 1 and 2 of the program, enabling you to apply your knowledge in a practical environment. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.


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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