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Are you looking for a great career in the automotive industry that is rewarding, pays well, and is always changing? This is it! Mohawk’s 2 year program is one of the few that fully prepares you to enter the automotive trade and exempts you from all 3 levels of AST schooling. We offer an in-depth experiential based training program, focused on developing diagnostic, repair, maintenance and computer skills for automotive and light truck systems.
- You will gain the skills needed to obtain entry-level employment in the automotive industry.
- Curriculum is modelled after the Automotive Service Technician (310S) apprenticeship program.
- This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program where you will learn, and then apply, automotive skills in a shop environment utilizing PC Based learning-see additional information.
- Graduates of the Motive Power Technician program are exempt from Level 1 of the in-school training portion of the Automotive Service Technician (310S) Apprenticeship Program provided a minimum grade of 60% is achieved in all automotive reportable subjects.
What you'll learn
- Hands-on experiential learning to analyze and solve motive power system problems in a fully equipped, shop environment.
- Diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical and electronic components and systems using a variety of troubleshooting techniques while utilizing the latest in tools, equipment and technology.
- Safe work practices and skills in project management, shop management, quality control and assurance.
- Enhance communication, customer service and computer skills.
Successful students may proceed to the 2nd year of the Motive Power Technician (446) Program.
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
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- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Grade 10 Mathematics, D or P
Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 550 (80 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,218.64||$2,112.50|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,331.14|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$8,805.00||$8,730.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$17,535.00|
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you'll gain skills
- Gain practical hands-on lab experience, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options:
- Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers
- Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers
- Automotive Service Technician
- Automotive Salesperson
- Customer Service Representative
- Parts Distribution
Where you could work includes:
- Repair and Maintenance
- Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
- Parts Management
- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
- Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer
- Automotive Service Technician (Enter Level 2)
- Truck and Coach Technician
- Motive Power Technician (Enter Semester 3)
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Motive Power is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. Students are required to have a Windows laptop. Mac, Tablets including iPads and Chromebooks are not fully compatible with our programming.
If you would like further clarification, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator.
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