Considering a career in transportation technology? At Fanshawe we cover everything from farm equipment and large, diesel-powered equipment to servicing luxury vehicles and transport trucks and coaches. Check out our wide range of programs.
Skilled technicians, who need to know the basics of everything from seat-belt systems to the latest diagnostic equipment, are in great demand. Our graduates work for equipment manufacturers, automotive, truck and heavy equipment dealers, and the parts industry. The management skills gained allow graduates to work in service administration, research and development, management and teaching positions and many graduates own their own businesses.
As part of Fanshawe’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, students and faculty from the School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship restored a 1967 Ford Falcon - a tribute to the College’s falcon mascot and the year Fanshawe was founded.
In collaboration with students and staff in programs across the College, this passion project took more than 2,000 hours to complete. From installing custom seats, a new engine, and a powerful sound system, to stripping, sand-blasting and painting the car, this project provided relevant, hands-on experience for our students.
Certified trades people 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 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.
Pre-apprenticeship training programs, funded by the Government of Ontario, are offered in various trades, subject to Ministry approval.
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Associate Dean, School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship
- The Board of Governors of Fanshawe College is seeking applications for membership to fill three vacancies on the Board commencing September 1, 2021.
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