Motive Power Techniques - Heavy Equipment


Ontario College Certificate

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades


34 weeks

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0372

Think Bigger

Love heavy machinery? Embrace a new challenge and learn how to repair and maintain them!

Confederation College’s Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment certificate program covers all aspects of the heavy-duty service industry. You’ll get hands-on experience maintaining and repairing various heavy-duty systems such as gear trains, electrical/electronics, diesel fuel systems, air brakes, hydraulics, steering and suspensions on heavyduty trucks, off-road construction and forestry equipment such as front-end loaders, bulldozers, excavators, skidders, trucks and tractors. You’ll also benefit from in-class learning modules that will give you the mechanical knowledge and workplace skills you need to help you find and keep a job in today’s modern workplace.

Although focused on heavy equipment, this program prepares you for a diverse number of career opportunities in a variety of mechanical fields.

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

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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment program will have the skills to get a job as a Heavy Equipment, Truck/Coach, Fork-Lift or Farm Equipment Technician in a wide variety of industries including forestry, construction, mining, agriculture, transportation, government, automotive dealerships, service stations, specialty shops and virtually any business or industry that employs mechanics.

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Phillip Bailey

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6284

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