This Heavy Duty Equipment - Motive Power Technician program, which is based on the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship curriculum standards, prepares you for an exciting career as a skilled professional in the heavy duty equipment field, one of the economy´s largest industries.
The theoretical knowledge you gain in the Heavy Duty Equipment Motive Power Technician courses, combined with the hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs, gives you an ideal start to a fulfilling career in the heavy duty equipment field.
The focus of the program is on applied mechanics, vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair. Centennial College offers exclusive courses such as Advanced Electrical/Electronics, Alternative and Emerging Fuels, Logistics and Hoisting and Rigging while incorporating courses in business, English and general education.
Upon completion, you will be able to seek employment in many different areas of the heavy duty industry, such as an apprenticeship in a repair facility, administrative/managerial roles and with parts departments/suppliers as well, because the program is based on the Heavy Duty Equipment apprenticeship curriculum standards, graduates meet the requirements for level 1 and level 2 in-school apprenticeship training.
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you work one term as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice but will also provide valuable contacts for future careers.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for admission
Mathematics Grade 11 M or U or 12 C or U or equivalent or take the Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for admission
Completion of all courses from semester one
A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-160/161 or Accuplacer placement testing at the COMM-170/171 level
Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for COOP-521 in semester 2
College Communication 1
Pathways to Success
Workplace/Trade Practices 1
Engine Systems 1
Fluid Power Systems 1
Measurements and Calculations 1
College Communication 2
General Education Elective
Drive Train Systems 1
Wheel End Assemblies & Brake Systems
Fuel Systems 1
Trade Practices Hoisting and Rigging
Measurements and Calculations 2
Fixed Operations Management 1
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Fluid Power Systems 2
Workplace Trade Practices 2
Electrical Systems 1
Steering, Tires, and Brake Systems
Drive Train Systems 2
Communications for Professionals in the Automotive Industry
Fixed Operations Management 2
General Education Elective
Fluid Power Systems 3
Engine Systems 2
Electrical Systems 2
Fuel Systems 2
Welding - Arc and MIG
Heavy duty mechanic
Heavy duty technician
Maintenance shop manager
Employment in support services
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