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Motive Power – Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

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.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $16,377
Location: Pickering, Canada

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.

Program Highlights

  • You learn about equipment technology in one of Canada’s largest transportation training centres at Centennial College’s Ashtonbee Campus.
  • Because facilities are cutting edge, you have access to training aids that allow you to experience a variety of current technologies relevant to industry expectations.
  • This unique program is a blend of technical training and college academic courses.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Heavy duty mechanic
  • Heavy duty technician
  • Maintenance shop manager
  • Industry representative
  • Employment in support services

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