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Future Truck and Coach Technician Obtain Well­Rounded  Training at Centennial College Those who are interested in attending auto mechanic courses that will lead to a  career as a  Truck and Coach Technician  should consider attending Centennial  College’s Truck and Coach Technician (Co­op Apprenticeship), which combines  on­the­job experience and in­class lessons. Interested parties must meet a few  requirements  to  apply.  First and  foremost,  students must  possess  an  Ontario  Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Educational Development (GED)  or equivalent. In addition, they must have the English 12 C or U or equivalent or   skills   assessment.   They   may   also   be   required   to   present   a   resume   and  questionnaire that describes their experience and aptitude. Successful applicants  must be eligible to work in Ontario and have an Ontario driver’s license. Lastly,  applicants of these auto mechanic courses must be employed in the automotive  service technician trade.  The   Truck   and   Coach   Technician   program   is   focused   on   giving   students   the  flexibility they need to succeed. As such, although the program traditionally takes  two years to complete, students may study using other formats to obtain their  Ontario College Diploma. The traditional format that will see students complete  their  Truck   and   Coach   Technician’s   auto   mechanic   courses   is   called   day­ release. Students who choose this format spend one day of the five­day working   week   on   campus.   They   do   this   for   32   weeks   through   the   school   year,   experiencing   between   a   six   and   eight   hour   school   day.   Another   option   to  completing   the   Truck   and   Coach   Technician   program   completion   is   block  release. Students who opt for this format attend schooling three times for three  advancing phases.  Whichever format they choose, students study in  modern, up­to­date lab with  practical teaching aids and are guided by experienced faculty members through  the auto mechanic courses. In addition to labs, the campus at which the  Truck  and Coach Technician program is housed, Ashtonbee Campus, is the biggest  transportation   training   centre   in   the   province.   As   such,   this   campus   contains  tools of the trade as well as real vehicles on which students may practice their   applied mechanics, vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair  skills as they apply to the apprentceship curriculum.  There   are   also   various   levels   of  auto   mechanic   courses   such   as   Engine  Systems, Brake Systems, Electrical Systems, Fuel Systems, Truck and Coach  Logistics,   Preventative   Maintenance,   and   more.   Each   level   introduces   more  advanced theories and techniques. In addition, students are taught the business 

side of the Truck and Coach Technician field with topics such as organizational  behaviour,   trade   practices   and   fixed   operations   management.   The  supplementary courses are exclusive to Centennial prepare the graduate with  advanced knowledge in the areas of applied electrical/electronics and vehicular  tracking/communication systems. Once students grasp a variety of concepts, they work as registered apprentices  at industry locations. This allows them the opportunity to apply what they learned  on campus. They then return to Centennial College to complete the “in­school”  requirements.  Graduates, aside from becoming Truck Technicians, may go on to have careers  as  service   writers/   advisors,   service   managers,   college   teachers/   industry  teachers and truck or coach company representatives.  Summary: Both the in­school apprenticeship curriculum and an Ontario College  diploma are completed concurrently in the Truck and Coach Technician program.  Author Details: Klaudia is the author of this article, which describes the options  that Truck and Coach Technician and auto mechanic courses program students  have during the program and upon graduation.   Keywords: truck technician, auto mechanic courses, truck and coach technician 

Future Truck and Coach Technician Obtain Well-Rounded Training at Centennial College  

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