Algonquin College

Motive Power Technician – Diesel Equipment and Truck

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program delivered in a condensed format over 45 weeks prepares students for entry into a wide range of careers in the heavy equipment repair and service industry. Through a balanced combination of theoretical, hands-on technical training and essential skills, students develop the knowledge required to meet the challenges of employment in both the service and repair fields within the sector.

Algonquin has recently made great investment into a modern training facility, the Transportation Technology Centre. With access to the new and current equipment, students gain a full range of advanced technology involved in today`s diesel equipment and truck industries. Through a practical-based curriculum, student develop a diversity of skills and knowledge in relation to shop procedures, vehicle maintenance and the operational principles of systems common to most diesel equipment and trucks, which are reinforced in applied hands-on projects. Students also study chassis and drivelines, fuel and electrical systems, internal combustion engines, as well as diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures.
URL:Motive Power Technician – Diesel Equipment and Truck at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:45 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,017
International: $6,594
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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 June 26, 2018

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