Motive Power Techniques - Automotive


Ontario College Certificate

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades


34 weeks

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0384

Get Your Career in Gear

Take your love of cars to the next level.

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.

Top Highlights

  • 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

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. perform all assigned tasks in a manner consistent with established competencies of the profession.
  2. complete all work in accordance with established protocols, safety guidelines, and existing legislation to ensure safe work practices.
  3. complete all assignments and lab projects on time and attend all classes exercising punctuality and responsibility.

An a mazing environment and experience all around. How and Why I Choose Confederation College I chose confederation college because it was close to...
Alana Cushway
I attended the program in 2006 and I had some knowledge of automobile operating system and repair. I strongly recommend this program to people who...
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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(807) 475-6284

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