Motive Power Technician – Service and Management – Automotive

Get hands-on training servicing gas-powered and hybrid vehicles and learn the ropes of shop management in Cambrian's state-of-the-art shop. Our courses provide you with pre-apprentice training that can be combined with an optional, paid co-op and will prepare your for career and automotive service technician apprenticeship opportunities.

After an introduction to basic work safety and fasteners and hand/pneumatic tools, your courses will be split between hands-on and classroom training in steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains, and engines.

As an automotive service technician, you will learn to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform quality repairs. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes, and gas analyzers will be explored in depth. Special focus will be placed on electrical and electronic components throughout the program.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our automotive service technician and management program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.

You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific résumé and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.

International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a co-op advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • General automotive service technician
  • Specialty technician
  • Service advisor / consultant
  • Automotive part / retail salesperson
  • Manufacturing / fabricating / custom work employee

Hands-on training in the servicing and repair of gas and hybrid engines and drive train systems.

Plan your future

Program starts

Winter 2020

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Additional information and offerings

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