Get Your Career in Gear

Cars. You love driving them and you certainly love working on them. Why not make a career of it?

Confederation College’s Motive Power Techniques – Automotive certificate program covers all the basics of maintaining and repairing vehicle systems such as electrical/electronics, fuels, brakes, gear trains, steering and suspension on motor vehicles and light trucks. You’ll get hands-on instruction and learn workplace skills such as communication strategies to help you find and keep a job in today’s modern work environment. 


  • Program includes a two-week field placement so you get on-the-job training in a real shop
  • Courses follow industry standards and practices so you are ready for the job market
  • Learn today’s technologies – and how to adapt to tomorrow’s
  • Graduates can also go on to an apprenticeship program

Build Yourself a Better Career!


An amazing environment and experience all around....

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Alana Cushway


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Matthew Caratti

Licensed Automotive Technician

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Motive Power Techniques – Automotive program will have the skills to get a job as an Automotive or Truck Technician and/or other mechanical areas relating to the motive power trade. Opportunities include automotive/light truck service and repair, Automotive Machinist, Alignment and Brake Technician, Automotive Electrical and Electronics Specialist, Truck & Coach service and repair, Service Manager/Foreman, Service Writer, parts sales, body repairs, small engine repair and maintenance, and automobile sales.

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