Motive Power Techniques - Truck and Coach Repair
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2019 / 2020
About the ProgramTruck and buses are critical to a successful economy by moving people and products to their final destinations. Train for a career that is in demand and keeps these vital modes of transportation on the road. Through a combination of hands-on activities in our state-of-the-art shops and theory-based classes, graduates from the Motive Power Techniques - Truck and Coach Repair certificate program are well-positioned to enter and be successful working in this trade area. Throughout the duration of your program, you will develop a strong foundation of technical skills needed for the truck and coach trade.
You will develop safe working practices in the use of tools, machinery, and equipment to complete the repair of engines, transmissions, drive trains and electrical/electronic components, and will apply basic communication, documentation, information technology, and computer skills to support a motive power-related work environment. To round out your training, you will be introduced to the basics of running a motive power business and relevant legal issues.
As a graduate of the certificate program, you will have an opportunity to receive automatic exemption from Level 1 of the Truck and Coach Technician apprenticeship in-school training should you choose to pursue that career pathway.
Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Guelph - September/2019 - Fall | Winter
First-Year Capacity: 30
- 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).
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C) or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (MATH1420).
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of the academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cut-offs apply.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved footwear, safety glasses, and specified hand tools. The College provides all other tools required. The list of required tools is provided to students at the start of the program. Conestoga College Motive Power coveralls are mandatory in all Motive Power post-secondary programs and will be available for purchase at orientation.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2019-2020 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Motive Power Techniques - Truck and Coach Repair - Program # 1384
|Description||Fall 2019||Winter 2020|
|Full-time Program Tuition||$1348.00||$1348.00|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$135.00||$135.00|
|Program Supply Fee||$149.84||$0.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$295.00||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.00||$7.00|
|CSI Legal Protection||$28.00||$0.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$12.50||$12.50|
|CSI Event Fee||$40.00||$40.00|
|CSI Student Clubs||$3.50||$3.50|
|Academic Support Fee||$18.00||$18.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$5.00||$5.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$20.00||$20.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
|Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
Financial AssistanceThe 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 OpportunitiesGraduates may seek employment as a truck and coach, heavy duty equipment, agricultural equipment, or powered lift truck apprentice in truck, trailer or coach sales, service writing, or parts positions. Alternatively, graduates may resume their studies in a Motive Power Technician college program with advanced standing.
On average, 100% of graduates from the last three years (2015 to 2017) 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: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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.
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.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills
Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
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.
Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
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).
|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.
|TRCK1710||Trade and Repair Practices
Description: In this course students will learn the basic working knowledge of recommended trade work practices; construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of tools and equipment; and seals, bearings, and gaskets.
|TRCK1720||Introduction to Truck and Coach Service and Repair
Description: The student will be given an overview of Truck and Coach systems plus the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. Basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools, including motive power safety and WHMIS is covered. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
|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.
Description: This course prepares students to conduct an effective job search. Students will explore labour market trends to uncover the hidden job market. Students will learn to identify their transferable skills and market them effectively. They will create targeted resumes and cover letters aimed at employers in their field. Students will learn strategies to communicate their skills effectively in an interview. They will explore the skills, attitudes and expectations needed to successfully transition into the workplace. Throughout the duration of this course, a personalized job search plan will be created to support their future career goals.
|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.
|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).
|TRCK1140||Fluid Power Systems
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluid power fundamentals, components, graphic symbols and operation. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluids, filters, conductors and connectors and setting up a proper maintenance schedule.
|TRCK1155||Engine and Fuel Systems I
Description: In this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of diesel combustion engine assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems. Additionally, they will examine the fundamental properties, composition and operation of fuel systems – specifically diesel fuel systems, enabling students to perform inspection, maintenance and testing procedures on diesel fuel systems, and recommend appropriate reconditioning or repairs.
|TRCK1740||Electrical Systems I
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of electrical system circuits and components, light and heavy duty lead acid batteries, gasoline fuel systems, intake and exhaust systems and emission control systems. Another component of this course covers the design, layout and interpretation of electrical system wiring diagrams.
|TRCK1780||Drive Train and Brake Systems I
Description: This course covers the basics of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, countershaft manual transmissions, driveshafts, PTO's and single drive axle assemblies. In addition, students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of hydraulic brake and air brake systems.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
- Inspect, and test truck/coach operation and components in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Assess and diagnose basic truck/ coach engine systems and components.
- Inspect and test basic truck/coach electrical, electronic, fuel and emission systems and components.
- Assess and diagnose basic truck/coach drive train systems and components.
- Inspect and test basic truck/coach suspension, steering, wheel-end assemblies and brake systems and components.
- Disassemble and reassemble components to required specifications.
- Test and inspect truck/coach basic hydraulics and pneumatics systems and subsystems.
- Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers' updates.
- Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
- Build and maintain customer relations by following ethical business practices.
- Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
- Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
- Apply basic knowledge of the operating principles to truck and coach systems, subsystems and related components.
- Perform soldering operations, welding and cutting using oxy fuel welding using GMAW.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. 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 Committees.
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