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Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
0741
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
GU
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

The Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service diploma program is for students who are interested in opening their own shop, or becoming a parts manager or working with specialized technology. This program provides a strong technical base and also focuses on motive power business, shop management and parts management. Conestoga's Motive Power diploma program provides a strong foundation in general and specific trade-related academics, safety training, technical skills, and the business skills needed to succeed. The program is structured to provide the theoretical and work-related experience which registered apprentices normally acquire in the first two years in the workplace. Students also develop safe working practices in the use of machinery, tools and equipment and will be able to apply basic communication, documentation, information technology and computer skills to support working in the motive power industry. This program covers all learning outcomes for level 1 and level 2 of the related apprenticeship program in Ontario. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for levels 1 and 2 should they choose to pursue an automotive service technician apprenticeship.

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Guelph - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Guelph
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service - Program # 0741

Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $1742.96 $0.00
Year Total     $3771.92
Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 4 & 5 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $1742.96
Year Total   $3771.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service - Program # 0741


Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96 $0.00
Year Total     $13645.92

Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 4 & 5 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96
Year Total   $13645.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may hold positions such as apprentice automotive service mechanics, service writers, shop managers, and business owners, and work in settings that include manufacturing, service and sales.

On average, 100% of the graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
AUTO1460 Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair

Description: The student will be given an overview of motive power safety, WHMIS, and automotive systems; plus the operation and application of automotive tools, meters, and equipment, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
Hours: 180
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1470 Automotive Repair Practices

Description: This course will cover bearings, seals and component fasteners. In addition shop safety relating to vehicle lifting procedures, basic vehicle maintenance and vehicle service are also covered.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1280 Computer Applications

Description: This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1830 Applied Mathematics

Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to solve technically oriented problems. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in the Motive Power trades. The course covers both vocational (job oriented) and generic skills (written, analytical and problem-solving).
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1210 Drawings, Schematics and Basic Electricity

Description: This course will cover a basic understanding of the electrical flow and sources and a basic understanding of schematic interpretation and trade symbol usage.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1705 Ozone Depletion Prevention Certification

Description: This course covers the basics of hydrocarbons and refrigerants, and includes an opportunity to challenge the Ozone Depletion Prevention certification exam.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1610 Welding for Motive Power

Description: The students will learn the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
AUTO1230 Engine Systems I

Description: Coverage includes two and four cycle internal combustion engines. In depth coverage of engine short block components and assemblies as well as oiling and cooling systems.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1250 Electrical/Electronic Fuel and Emission Systems I

Description: Coverage includes an overview of electrical operation including batteries and battery testing, component testing with electrical meters and the application of electrical mathematical calculations. Basic electrical motor operation and components as well as electronics used in the automotive trade along with purposes and testing procedures. A basic understanding of vehicle emission and manufacturer installed emission control devices and testing procedures.
Hours: 105
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1270 Drive Train Systems I

Description: A basic coverage of gears, levers and mechanical advantage. A thorough coverage of manual drive line components including; Standard transmissions and transaxles, clutch and clutch controls, drive axle assemblies and differentials.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1290 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems I

Description: Coverage includes basic laws governing suspension movement and design, suspension types and components. Braking systems, components and operation. Wheels and tires as well as service safety and precautions for all the above areas.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CDEV2070 Career Development

Description: This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and activities required in order to identify appropriate and rewarding employment opportunities and to participate in the typical job search process for entry-level roles. Students will learn to evaluate their skills in order to develop self-marketing techniques such as cover letters, resumes, and outlining achievements. Mock interviews will provide the student with interview experience as well as feedback on their strengths and areas to be improved.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1155 Automotive Level 1 Exam Preparation

Description: This course is designed to assist the students with their preparation to write the Level 1 In-School Exemption exam for the trade. It will consist of a review of the apprenticeship specific materials taught during the program, and the completion of practice exams. Common areas of difficulty will be ascertained and additional in-depth review of these areas will be provided.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2205 Motive Power Business I

Description: This course will introduce students to the foundations of Business both in Canada and globally. Students will study various business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, finance and operations management.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2250 Legal Issues in Motive Power

Description: This course will look at the legal issues in the Motive Power Trades that cover subjects pertaining to Environmental issues, Liens Act, Vehicle Safety Inspection and sign-off , liabilities and Health and Safety Legislation issues (OHSA).
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
AUTO1220 Air Conditioning Systems

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of major air conditioning systems heating and ventilation systems.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1240 Engine Systems II

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and principles for cylinder block assembly components.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1260 Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems II

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical definitions and fundamentals of applied test equipment; the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: major cranking systems and control circuits; charging systems and control circuits; electronic ignition systems and controls; fuel characteristics; gasoline electronic fuel injection systems; and engine management/engine control systems.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1280 Drive Train Systems II

Description: Perform visual inspections, diagnosis, troubleshooting & repair of front wheel drive axle assemblies, rear wheel drive assemblies, final drive assemblies, automatic transmissions, transaxles & torque converters.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2210 Engine Failure Analysis

Description: This course will examine the causes of engine failure. The student will demonstrate analytical skills to determine the reasons for engine failure by examining wear factors, oil analysis and macroscopic/microscopic examination and failed components.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2265 Motive Power Business II

Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to the requirements of operating a small business. Introduces the entrepreneurial concepts of business management including feasibility assessment, raising capital, business planning, marketing products and services and managing employees. The course covers principles needed to operate a business. Students will develop a formal and thorough business plan. Students will utilize prior and concurrent learning in areas of marketing, accounting, finance and operations,
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MOTV2205
CoRequisites:

MOTV2285 Motive Power Shop Management

Description: The student will study proper shop documentation, repair orders, service reports, warranty claims and equipment maintenance responsibilities. This can include pay structures, customer retention, waste management and recall notices. Shop organization and reporting structure of different types of businesses will also be studied.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
AUTO1300 Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems II

Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of suspension systems, manual and power steering systems, brake systems and the purpose and application of alignment angles and measurements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2220 Electrical Diagnostics and Repair

Description: In this course the student will continue to build off of previous electrical knowledge. Components will include wiring diagrams, electrical/electronic components identification and operation, electrical/electronic diagnosis and test procedures and electrical/electronic replacement procedures and programming.
Data Lines Communication Systems and Bussed Electrical Connections and Multiplexing will also be covered.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2235 Fuels and Diagnostics

Description: Students will observe and analyze drivabilty issues relating to fuels, sensor readings and faults and exhaust emission ananlysis. Students will also become familiar with scan tool data parameters, output controls and data recording. Fuel and diesel injection systems, exhaust treatments, advancements and diagnostics will also be studied. In addition students will be exposed to the types, benefits and disadvantages of each alternative fuel currently available to the transportaion industry. These may include Bio Diesel, Methanol, Blended fuels, Hydrogen, and Flex Fuel equipped vehicles.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2270 Electric Hybrids

Description: The main focus of this course is to introduce the students to different types of hybrids including current and future designs.
Safety precautions while operating/working on or with hybrid vehicles will be addressed. The student will study the operation of hybrid systems, system disable procedures and scan tool diagnostics.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2295 Motive Power Research

Description: Students will chose an area of advanced Motive Power Technology, then design a project to test results of experiments to improve system(s) efficiencies or operations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2300 Parts Management

Description: In this course students will examine inventory control, stock and restocking systems and procedures, updating inventory obsolete stock, parts request procedures and special order parts and terms. Comparison between dealership and independent operation.
Models will be covered. Students will review new account setup and monthly billing, trade pricing verses retail, how to deal with overdue accounts and profit margin. The student will also cover parts delivery/comebacks for part return procedures.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV2370 Automotive Level II Exam Preparation

Description: This course is designed to assist the students with their preparation to write the Level 2 In-School Exemption Exam for the Automtive Service Technician trade. It will consist of a review of the apprenticeship specific materials taught during the program, and the completion of practice exams. Common areas of difficulty will be ascertained and additional in-depth review of these areas will be provided.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Consortia

The College appoints Program Advisory Consortia members for apprenticeship programs. The committee acts as a sponsor group to register student apprentices in some of the programs they oversee. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Consortia.

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