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Consider a career in transportation and motive power technology. We cover everything from working on farm equipment and large, diesel-powered construction equipment, to servicing luxury vehicles, transport trucks, and coaches.

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Great Prospects Motive power is a broad expression that covers the numerous sectors related to the transportation industry. The industry is experiencing an exciting transformation as demand has increased for vehicles and equipment that not only offer superior performance and value, but are also environmentally-friendly. For those entering or moving up in the motive power industry, these demands provide unprecedented opportunity. The need for qualified graduates by equipment manufacturers, automotive, truck and heavy equipment dealers and the parts industry is higher than ever, and so are the wages. The School of Motive Power Technology at Fanshawe is keeping pace with change and is recognized as a leader in providing the industry with necessary skilled employees.

Key Partnerships General Motors and John Deere have partnered with Fanshawe College to offer apprenticeships and training programs to meet the demands of these industry specialists.

Apprenticeship Training Certified tradespeople must complete both in school and on-the-job training. We offer the in-school component for Agricultural Equipment Technician, Agricultural Equipment Technician (John Deere Ag Tech), Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer, Auto Body Repairer, Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Service Technician (GM-ASEP), Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Motive Power Technician (Automotive), Motive Power Technician (Diesel) and Truck and Coach Technician. If you want to become an apprentice, you must find an employer who is willing to train you on the job and be supervised by a qualified tradesperson.


Careers in

Transportation and Motive Power Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - (Accelerated)

Motive Power Technician (Diesel) Apprentice

– a 48-week Ontario College Diploma program designed to provide students with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry. Students will receive progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion, spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern automotive systems. Effective communication, diagnosing and solving programs logically and how to undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision will also be covered.

– a 64-week Ontario College Co-op Diploma (Truck & Coach Technician) Apprenticeship program amalgamating the Ontario College Diploma requirements, four months of practical, on-the-job co-operative training at a truck and coach service facility, and the entire Ontario Apprenticeship Truck & Coach Technician in-school curriculum.

This program is designed to give graduates the essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the heavy duty service industry. Students will get progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and modern heavy duty systems. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.



Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - Apprentice – a 64-week Ontario College Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program amalgamating the two-year Ontario College Diploma requirements, four months of practical, onthe-job co-operative training at an automotive service facility, and the entire Ontario Apprenticeship Automotive Service Technician in school curriculum. This program is designed to equip graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry. Students will get progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion, spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems. Effective communication, diagnosing and solving problems logically and undertaking responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision are also integral components of this program.

Motive Power Technician (Diesel) (Accelerated) – a 48-week, Ontario College Diploma program that will give students the essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the heavy duty service industry. Students will receive progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains and related modern heavy duty systems. Effective communication, diagnosing and solving programs logically and how to undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision will also be covered. Graduates of the Motive Power Technician (Automotive or Diesel) programs are equipped to work in service, parts, warranty claims, sales, customer relations and many other industry related positions.

*Please note: graduates of Automotive or Diesel programs will also be in a favourable status if they wish to apply for the alternate, 16-week diploma option. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted, therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma.

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Please note: * Both the Automotive and Diesel Apprenticeship programs are 64-week programs, including co-op, and are comprised of an initial 32-week in-school segment, followed by 16-weeks of co-operative work experience and concludes with a final 16-week in-school segment.

 * Participants in the Automotive and Diesel Apprenticeship programs are registered as a post-secondary student and an apprentice concurrently and pursue both diploma courses and apprenticeship in-school training in their trade. 
* Graduates of the Automotive and Diesel Apprenticeship programs will not only possess an Ontario College Diploma but will also be granted exemption from the entire apprenticeship in-school training in the related skilled trade. * Graduates will also be in favourable status if they wish to apply for our alternate, 16-week, Motive Power Technician programs. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted therefore significantly reducing the requirements for this second two-year Ontario College Diploma.

Pre-Technology – a 30-week Ontario College Certificate program, which allows students to explore the field of technology in further preparation for technical skills at the college level. This program will provide students with the skills and academic requirements necessary for entry into a number of career programs offered at Fanshawe College. In addition, those students meeting all program requirements with a minimum 70% average are GUARANTEED admission to a selection of Fanshawe College programs offered in the Schools of: Transportation and Motive Power, Building Technology, Applied Sciences and Technology, and at our regional campuses.


Apprenticeship Programs Apprenticeship programs require an employer/sponsor. The employer must register the apprentice with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities at 217 York St., Suite 201, London, Ontario, N6A 5P9, 519-675-7788. A typical apprentice might require 600 to 700 hours of classroom time (an eight or ten week block of time each year for three years). This format is called ‘block release’.

Agricultural Equipment Technician (block release)

Automotive Service Technician (GM-ASEP) (block release - enhanced)

– as an agricultural equipment technician, you’ll work on large machinery such as tractors and harvesting equipment, maintaining, repairing and overhauling engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, and electric and electronic systems. Your communication skills will help as you work with customers and managers and you’ll be expected to keep up with new technology.

– this program, which requires the sponsorship of a GM dealership, trains students in the testing, diagnosis and servicing of General Motors vehicles. You’ll train on current GM components and products.

Agricultural Equipment Technician - John Deere Tech (block release - enhanced) – this apprenticeship program requires the sponsorship of a John Deere dealership. John Deere provides specialized equipment and diagnostic tools and the curriculum is jointly designed by John Deere and Fanshawe College. Over a 28-month period, students spend 40 weeks at Fanshawe College in three separate sessions (one 16-week and two 12-week sessions).

Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer (branch I - block release) – working mainly indoors, most often for a local auto body shop or dealership, you’ll restore, repair and replace auto body parts and interior finishing. You’ll assess damage and estimate the cost of repairs. You’ll operate soldering equipment or use filler to fix holes and dents, then prime and paint surfaces. Increasingly complex methods of repairing vehicles means top-notch skills and a commitment to continued learning are required.

Auto Body Repairer Apprentice (branch II; block release) – you’ll learn about the different types of materials used in the construction and repair of automobiles and gain confidence in using the materials and tools available to repair damaged vehicles, everything from large-scale structural repair such as frame straightening to detailed finishes and colour matching.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (block release) – from everyday maintenance to troubleshooting, overhauling and repairing, you’ll keep big equipment such as bulldozers, cranes and graders on the job on construction sites, in the mining and forestry industries or even in modern labs where they overhaul fuel injection systems. You’ll read and understand operating manuals and service specifications and enjoy the challenge of changing technology. The job can require performing hard, physical labour in tough conditions.

Plumber

(block release)

– plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, fixtures and fittings that carry water and discharge such as sewage and grey water. On the job and in class you’ll learn to read and interpret drawings and blueprints, plan and lay out a job, and assemble and test systems. You’ll diagnose and repair problems, and get to know the Plumbing Code.

Sheet Metal Worker

(block release)

– sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products such as heating, cooling and ventilation shafts, eavestroughs and sheet metal buildings. They are employed by construction firms, heating and cooling companies and parts manufacturers. You’ll learn to work with punches and drill presses, sheers and brakes and with the latest laser or plasma-cutting equipment. You’ll need to be good with numbers, physically fit and comfortable working alone or as part of a team.

Truck and Coach Technician (block release)

Automotive Service Technician (block release and day release) – an automotive service technician diagnoses, repairs and maintains engines and many electrical and electronic systems in cars, trucks and buses. Some mechanics choose specialties such as engines and fuel systems, electrical and electronic systems, suspension or brakes.

– working in fleet maintenance for construction companies, public transit systems or small repair operations, you’ll learn to troubleshoot and repair engines, power trains, ignition and electrical systems, brakes, steering, suspension and more. You’ll also learn about on-the-job safety and environmental regulations affecting the transportation industry.


Aircraft Structural Repair Technician - is an exciting program now offered at Fanshawe in partnership with Sault College. On the leading edge of aircraft maintenance, this program gives students the expertise, knowledge and understanding of both aircraft structural repairs and manufacturing techniques. Techniques, standards, and practices conform to guidelines established by aircraft manufacturers and outlined in maintenance and structural repair manuals. Students will develop skills and knowledge through extensive hands-on training. Practical experience will be gained by completing 45 to 60 projects associated with aircraft fuselages, control surfaces, wings, composite panels, plastics and sealing procedures. Due to industry growth, the curriculum and training processes have been developed to accommodate the needs of both the aircraft manufacturing and repair sectors. Graduates of the Aircraft Structural Repair Technician program can find careers in the repair, overhaul and modification of commercial aircraft in Canada. Program instructors, working together with the on-campus Placement Office, have established an excellent employment network, which will help to secure employment opportunities for future graduates. Visit www.saultcollege.ca for more information.

Admission

Requirements *The minimum requirements for admission to all post-secondary programs is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C) or Open (O) stream or equivalent or mature student with the stated academic requirements. Graduate programs require a College Diploma or University Degree or equivalent. For more information, please visit www.fanshawec.ca.

Program

Academic Requirements*

One-Year Program Pre-Technology

• Minimum requirements as stated above*

Two-Year Programs (Diploma) Aircraft Structural Repair Technician

• Applicants must meet Sault College’s admission requirements

Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - (Accelerated)

• Minimum requirements as stated above*

Motive Power Technician (Diesel) - (Accelerated)

• Minimum requirements as stated above*

Two-year Programs (Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship) Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - Apprentice

• Minimum requirements as stated above*

Motive Power Technician (Diesel) - Apprentice

• Minimum requirements as stated above*

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Fanshawe College reserves the right to make changes to the information in this publication without prior notice. The 2011-2012 Academic Admission Requirements are provided as a guide only and are subject to change. For more information, please refer to our website at www.fanshawec.ca. The College reserves the right to cancel a program, program major or option, or a course, and to change the location and term in which programs/courses are offered because of insufficient registrations or for other budgetary reasons. Visit www.fanshawec.ca/cancellations for more info. This publication is available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Student Success Centre at 519-452-4282.

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