Motive Power Fundamentals - 187

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
An introductory program to develop a range of diagnostic, repair and maintenance skills for motive power systems.

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Admission

Options are available for mature applicants.


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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$864.60$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
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.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$8,355.00$8,355.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00$0.00
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

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

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As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

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Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Gain practical hands-on lab experience, using state-of-the-art equipment.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.   

Learning Outcomes

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Educational Pathways

 

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.
 


Common core

When transferring from Motive Power Fundamentals - 187  into Automotive Service Technician - 310S  you will enter semester 2. When transferring from Motive Power Fundamentals - 187  into Motive Power Technician - 446 you will enter semester 3.  

 

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program.

Receiving Program

Transfer to

You can transfer from the Motive Power Fundamentals - 187 to the following programs:

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search ONTransfer.ca for more pathways with Ontario public colleges and universities.

Mohawk College makes no warranty or endorsement of material contained within links to external websites, nor does the College assume any responsibility for the linked website or its contents.

Tech requirements

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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