Program Title – Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service
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Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – T110 (PC) Timmins Campus
This program will teach you how to analyze and solve automotive system problems, diagnose and repair mechanical, electronic and electrical automotive components and systems while teaching you how to use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and testing equipment to support automotive transportation.
Graduates of this program may find employment in the motor vehicle industry as a trainee or as an apprentice mechanic. Graduates may also work as a technical service advisor, service manager, parts/salesperson, or an insurance adjuster.
Pathways to Success
Students may choose to continue their education to earn another diploma in Motive Power Technician – Heavy Equipment.
Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Option
Location of Training: Northern College Timmins Campus
Length of Program: 1 year (3 semesters in class plus 2 placements)
Points of Program Entry and Exit
Since the integrated program will be based on the standard academic year, these points will include:
Point of entry: only 1, at the beginning of the program in September
Point(s) of exit: total of 3 possible exit points with accreditation as follows:
i) Upon the successful completion of first 2 semesters of the program, participant may exit with the Level 1 of the in-school apprenticeship
ii) Upon the successful completion of the third semester, participant may exit with a Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service Diploma as well as Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the in-school apprenticeship
iv) Students are encouraged to complete a co-op placement during the summer months after first and second year. The college will make every effort to assist students in finding co-op placements.
Advantages to the student: After completing the one year compressed diploma they have also achieved all three levels of the apprenticeship in-school training and therefore won’t have to go back to school.
Advantages to the employer: Hiring a graduate of this program means your apprentice has all the in-school required and won’t have to be sent away for further schooling.