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Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service

Conestoga College

Faculty:Guelph Campus
Field of Study:Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,346
International: $16,680
Enrolment #:30
Careers:Auto Mechanics/TechniciansAuto Body Repairers


With today's technological advancements, Automotive Service Technicians need to possess skills in overall repair and maintenance, in addition to advanced technology. Conestoga's Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service 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 automotive 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.

As a graduate of the diploma program, you will have an opportunity to receive automatic exemption from Levels 1 and 2 of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship in-school training should you choose to pursue that career pathway. For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at


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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