Motive Power Technician (Automotive)
The modern vehicle is a technical marvel on wheels. With computers and sophisticated power trains and engines, today’s vehicles need tech-savvy professionals with specialized skills to help keep them on the road.
If a career that lets you get your hands dirty while keeping up-to-date on the many technical advances in vehicle manufacturing is important to you, the Motive Power Technician (Automotive) program will deliver the skills necessary for an in-demand career.
In our auto mechanic course, you'll learn all there is to know about internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems in cutting-edge shops and with state-of-the-art tools and diagnosing equipment. You’ll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision in the pursuit of your mechanic certification.
After graduating with your mechanical engineering technician diploma
When you graduate from our auto mechanic courses, you’ll have the skills necessary to find work with motive power equipment manufacturers, oil companies or industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers. Our mechanic courses prepare you so that you can even work for motive power equipment dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating, with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions. Upon successful completion of our auto mechanic course, you’ll also be well-prepared to enter the workplace in the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship, and depending upon Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) policies, may also gain credit for completion of in-school training for this particular apprenticeship.
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
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Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Engine Fundamentals Theory
- Engine Fundamentals Lab
- Electrical Fundamentals Theory
- Electrical Fundamentals Lab
- Power Train Fundamentals Theory
- Power Train Fundamentals Lab
- Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Theory
- Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Lab
- Vehicle Control Fundamentals Theory
- Vehicle Control Fundamentals Lab
- Technical Practices Theory
- Technical Practices Lab
- Applied Mathematics
- Reason & Writing 1-Technology
- Marketing Principles
- Skills for Success
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- Automotive Engine Mechanical Systems Thy
- Automotive Engine Mechanical Systems Lab
- Automotive Electrical/Electronic Sys Thy
- Automotive Electrical/Electronic Sys Lab
- Automotive Power Train Systems Theory
- Automotive Power Train Systems Lab
- Automotive Fuel & Emission Systems Thy
- Automotive Fuel & Emission Systems Lab
- Automotive Vehicle Control Systems Thy
- Automotive Vehicle Control Systems Lab
- Automotive Climate Control Systems Thy
- Automotive Climate Control Systems Lab
- Alternative Energy Vehicle Systems Thy
- Alternative Energy Vehicle Systems Lab
- Management Principles
- Applied Management Principles
- Applied Vehicle Dynamics
- Communications-Motive Power
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,113.64 CAD.
The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,592.86 CAD.
For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.
Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
- analyse, diagnose*, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applyingfundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
- diagnose* and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- diagnose* and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- diagnose* and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- diagnose* and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- diagnose* and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
- select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
- apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.
- communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.
- use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.
- prepare, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.
- apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
- assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.
- 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.
Graduates may find employment opportunities with motive power equipment manufacturers and dealers, oil companies, industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers and dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions.
Graduates are also well positioned to enter the workplace in the Automotive Service Technician trade and, depending upon Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) policies, may also gain credit for completion of in-school training for that particular trade.
About this institute
Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...
Why study at Fanshawe College
London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."
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