Motive Power Technician (Automotive) with Technical Stream Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    This program prepares you to work in the automotive industry with an emphasis on motor vehicle technology. Theory and practical training equip you for challenging positions in a variety of careers.
  • Practical experience
    As part of the curriculum, you will train on automobile assemblies in fully-equipped campus auto shops. Both streams provide the same vehicle technology, and in-school content as the Automotive Service Technician (AST) apprenticeship qualification, plus a college diploma that reflects high standards of learning.
  • Academic title
    Motive Power Technician (Automotive) with Technical Stream Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    The first semester is common to both the administration and technical streams, which allows you time to choose which is right for you.

    The administration stream covers accounting, marketing and statistics, as they relate to the automotive industry.

    The technical stream focuses on applied mechanics, vehicle dynamics and properties of materials, providing a good understanding of component design.

    Semester 1 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ATEC-107     Applied Mechanics         
    AUTO-101     Engines         
    AUTO-102     Electrical Diagnosis         
    AUTO-103     Alignment         
    AUTO-104     Transmissions         
    AUTO-105     Fuels         
    AUTO-109     Vehicle Technology         
    MATH-130     Mathematics         
    COMM-160/161     College Communication 1 / (ESL)         
    GNED-126     Occupational Health & Safety         
    Semester 2 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ATEC-116     Transportation Administration 1         
    ATEC-117     Applied Vehicle Dynamics         
    AUTO-111     Engines         
    AUTO-112     Electrical Diagnosis         
    AUTO-113     Alignment         
    AUTO-114     Transmissions         
    AUTO-115     Fuels         
    AUTO-119     Vehicle Technology         
    MATH-131     Mathematics         
    COMM-170/171     College Communication 2 / (ESL)         
    Semester 3 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ATEC-209     Applied Mechanics 2         
    AUTO-201     Engines 3         
    AUTO-202     Electrical Diagnosis 3         
    AUTO-203     Alignment 3         
    AUTO-204     Transmissions 3         
    AUTO-205     Fuels         
    AUTO-207     Air Conditioning 3         
    AUTO-209     Vehicle Technology 3         
    GNED-157     The Automobile and Its Impact on Society         
    GNED-500     Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action         
    Semester 4 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ATEC-208     Technical Drawing         
    ATEC-219     Properties of Materials         
    AUTO-211     Engines         
    AUTO-212     Electrical Diagnosis         
    AUTO-213     Alignment         
    AUTO-214     Transmissions         
    AUTO-215     Fuels         
    AUTO-217     Air Conditioning         
    AUTO-219     Vehicle Technology         
    ENGL-219     Communications for Professionals in the Automotive Industry         


    * Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. Students in two- or three-year programs must complete GNED-500 as part of their general education requirements.

    ** Minimum C grade required.

    1.GNED-157 may be replaced with another GNED elective of the learners choice. However the mandated GNED's (GNED-126 and GNED-500) may not be substituted.

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