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Trades Foundations – Motive Power

The Trades Foundations – Motive Power program provides you with an opportunity to prepare to meet the English communications admission requirements for a Centennial College transportation-based program. You will learn about a variety of passenger, commercial and heavy duty equipment vehicles through the study of component identification, shop safety practices, tool identification and the use of specialized equipment. The development of sound communication and mathematical skills will also be emphasized within a trade context. Throughout the program, you will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to hands-on, practical work, on a variety of training units, vehicles and equipment in a lab environment.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 years/2 semesters
Starting in: Fall
Tuition Fee: $16,531.80
Location: Progress Campus, Toronto, Canada / Blended

Program Highlights

This Trade Foundations provides an alternate entry point and academic support to assist individuals who are missing program admission or completion requirements. It provides a solid foundation of communication and math skills as well as the motor vehicle knowledge to improve the academic success of students when they transfer into a School of Transportation certificate, diploma or apprenticeship program.

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

Sushil Anu // Performance of Existing Oil-Grit Separators (Stormceptor) and Development a New Generation of Urban Sediment-Contaminant Separators

Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Transfer to a Automotive program
  • Transfer to a Truck and Coach program
  • Transfer to a Heavy Duty Equipment program

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