Motive Power Technician
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U) is recommended
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Motive power technicians test and analyze systems and vehicles in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and specifications. They perform field installations and calibrations of service equipment and assist in the design and assembly of prototype units for research and development.

This program will appeal to students with good math and computer skills. A mechanical aptitude is also helpful.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hands on training on state-of-the art equipment
  • In-house Chassis Dynamometer
  • In-house Engine Dynamometer
  • St. Clair College facilities are located in the centre of North American Transportation Hub
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A wide range of opportunities exist for motive power technicians in the area of manufacturing production and design, service repair and retail parts. There is also job potential in automotive service, counter sales, research and development and quality control. Motive Power Technicians are excellent candidates for automotive service technician, truck and coach and heavy duty technician apprenticeship positions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T167

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year for YEAR ONE students are:

Domestic Students
U.S. Students
International Students

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
MPI255A
5

Energy Service/Electrical/Electronic Fuel Systems I
MPI119
3
Drive Train Standard Transmission I
MPI156
5
Auto Safety and Engines
MTH115A
2
Applied Math
MPI124
4
Vehicle Suspension, Steering & Brakes I

Semester 2
MPI358
5
Automotive Brakes
MPI214
5
Engine Components & Service
MPI255B
5

Energy Service/Electrical/Electronic Fuel Systems II
MPI219
4
Drive Train Automatic Transmission II
PHY119
3
Physics

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
MPI355MP
3
Mobile Hydraulic Systems
MPI308
4
Electronics I
MPI313
5
Fuels I
MPI157
3
Welding 1
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PSE445G
3
Industrial Environmental Awareness

Semester 4
MPI456
6
Engine Design & Construction
MPI408
4
Electronics II
MPI413
5
Fuels II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective