• Overview - 2019/2020

    If putting your career goals in over-drive is something that excites you, and if you'd like to gain real-world experience while earning real-world cash, the Motive Power Technician (Automotive) – Apprentice program is for you.

    This seventy-six week program is comprised of an initial thirty week in-school segment followed by sixteen weeks of co-operative work experience and concludes with another thirty week in-school segment. You'll graduate with cutting-edge technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry. As well, you'll all there is to know about internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems. You'll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically, and to undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.

    When you graduate, you'll not only receive an Ontario College Diploma, but you'll also be granted credit for all of the apprenticeship in-school instruction required for the associated trades certification. And, you might get favourable status if you wish to apply for our alternative Motive Power Technician (Diesel) Diploma program - this is a program with a lot of horsepower.

     

    Program Coordinator:

    Trevor Williams
    Phone: (519) 452-4430 ext. 4198

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

    Note:
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in Ontario.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Transportation Technology (C)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Technological Design (M)
    • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics OR Chemistry (C) or (U)
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Training or experience in any of the following areas may be helpful preparation for this program: technological studies in automotive, welding or drafting course; physics or environmental science courses; part-time employment in the motive power industry
    • Ontario Youth Apprentice Program (OYAP)
    • Specialized High Skills Major participant

    Advanced Standing

    • Credit for a specific program course may be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required education and experience to meet the objectives and evaluation criteria of the detailed course requirements.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - Apprentice-2019/2020

    Year 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MOTP-1050Engine Fundamentals Theory2
    To follow
    MOTP-1051Engine Fundamentals Lab1
    To follow
    MOTP-1052Electrical Fundamentals Theory4
    This course pertains to a study of the design features and operating principles of electrical systemssuch as cranking, charging, lighting, accessories systems, and electronic systems such as ignitionsystems.
    MOTP-1053Electrical Fundamentals Lab1.5
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of electrical systems, such as cranking, charging, lighting, accessories systems, and electronic systems such as ignition systems. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufacturesrecommendations.
    MOTP-1054Power Train Fundamentals Theory2
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features and operating principles of powertransmissions and drive line systems. The student will also learn to evaluate and describe problemslogically.
    MOTP-1055Power Train Fundamentals Lab1
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of powertransmission and driveline systems. The student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair procedures.
    MOTP-1056Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Theory3
    This course will provide a study of the design features and operating principles of selected fuel, intake,and exhaust systems as they apply to internal combustion engines and will include fuel productionand system related theories.
    MOTP-1057Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Lab1.5
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of selected fuel, intake, and exhaust systems as they apply to internal combustion engines. The student also learns tosolve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports, and analyze performance testsaccording to manufactures' recommendations.
    MOTP-1058Vehicle Control Fundamentals Theory3
    This course will provide an in depth study of the design features and operating principlesof vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems. The student will also learn to evaluateand describe system problems logically.
    MOTP-1059Vehicle Control Fundamentals Lab1.5
    This course will provide an in depth study of vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems.Students will learn to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests, solveapplied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performancetests according to manufacturers recommendations.
    MOTP-1060Technical Practices Theory3
    This course will provide an in-depth study related to fasteners, bearings, seals, sealants, oxy-acetylene heating and cutting, electric arc and MIG welding.As related to the transportation industry students will study the fundamentals, purpose,styles, principle of operation, maintenance/testing, diagnosing, and specifications of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), as well as fluid power hydraulicsystems.Cabs and controls systems including truck, trailer and articulating coach combinationsare also part of this course study.
    MOTP-1061Technical Practices Lab1
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the applied procedures related to fasteners, bearings,seals, sealants, oxy-acetylene heating and cutting, electric arc and MIG welding, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Applied procedures related to fluid power systems, cabs and controls systems and truck, trailer, and articulating coach combinations are also part of this course study. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufactures recommendations.
    MATH-1162Applied Mathematics3
    This course will provide students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills requiredto understand, interpret and find solutions for analytical problems in the motive power industry.
    WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    MKTG-1047Marketing Principles3
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of Marketing and Promotion. The course follows the Marketing and Promotion process from inception to delivery. The student will gain knowledge of Marketing definitions, market research, segmentation, targeting, data mining, demographics, and promotion design and delivery. They will also be exposed to current and future channels of marketing delivery, and ethical decision making. At the end of this course, students will use the knowledge gained to execute and present a limited marketing campaign for a small business.
    ACAD-1007Skills for Success2
    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain insight into their personal/learningstyles and to develop academic mastery. Students will practice the skills needed to besuccessful college students and begin to formulate meaningful career plans. Students will establish a knowledge base of campus resources that support their success and will develop and/or enhance the academic skills critical for success.

    Year 2
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Educatioin elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MOTP-5017Automotive Engine Mechanical Systems Thy2
    To follow
    MOTP-5018Automotive Engine Mechanical Systems Lab1
    To follow
    MOTP-5019Automotive Electrical/Electronic Sys Thy4
    This course will enable the student to conduct static and dynamic motive power electrical systems performance tests, analyze and evaluate electrical systems problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective service and repair measures to manufacturers' specifications, develop and conduct electrical systems quality control checks, perform comparative studies on motive power electrical systems equipment efficiency and communicate effectively with the public and customers.
    MOTP-5020Automotive Electrical/Electronic Sys Lab1
    To follow
    MOTP-5021Automotive Power Train Systems Theory2
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of power transmissions and driveline systems. The student also learns to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, and perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests.
    MOTP-5022Automotive Power Train Systems Lab1
    To follow
    MOTP-5023Automotive Fuel & Emission Systems Thy3
    This course pertains to the in-depth study of function, design, operating principles of the engine management systems and test procedures of engine management systems. This course also includes the study of emission related environmental issues and an overview ofcurrent efforts to reduce emissions.
    MOTP-5024Automotive Fuel & Emission Systems Lab1.5
    This course pertains to the in-depth study of function, design, operating principles of the engine management systems and test procedures of engine management systems. The use of electronic diagnostic tools, logical evaluation of systems problems and exhaust gases will be used to complete system or component diagnosis and repair. This course also includes the study of emission related environmental issues and an overview of current efforts to reduce emissions.
    MOTP-5025Automotive Vehicle Control Systems Thy3
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of automotive suspension systems, steering systems and braking systems. The student also learns to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests and describe and perform service repair operations.
    MOTP-5026Automotive Vehicle Control Systems Lab1.5
    To follow
    MOTP-5027Automotive Climate Control Systems Thy1
    This course will enable the student to conduct static and dynamic electronic climate control systems performance tests, analyze and evaluate problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective service and repair measures to manufacturers' specifications.
    MOTP-5028Automotive Climate Control Systems Lab1
    To follow
    MOTP-5029Alternative Energy Vehicle Systems Thy2
    This course will introduce the student to the environment and economic impact, practice, maintenance and repair of vehicle systems that utilize fuels such as CNG (compressed natural gas), LPG (liquefied propane gas), ethanol and others in both dedicated and hybrid applications. The student will be able to identify, inspect, adjust and repair these fuel system types.
    MOTP-5030Alternative Energy Vehicle Systems Lab1
    This course will introduce the student to the environment and economic impact, practice, maintenance and repair of vehicle systems that utilize fuels such as CNG (compressed natural gas), LPG (liquefied propane gas), ethanol and others in both dedicated and hybrid applications. The student will be able to identify, inspect, adjust and repair these fuel system types.
    MGMT-5041Management Principles3
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of leadership andmanagement. A central concept of the course is that there is a general framework forunderstanding leadership and management principles that applies to all organizations--large or small, public or private, product-oriented or service-oriented. The student will gain knowledge of the importance of values and ethics, communicating, planning, decision making, organizing, leading, controlling, and innovating. At the end of this course, students may use the knowledge gained to formulate and present realistic, comprehensive plans to resolve issues.
    MGMT-5043Applied Management Principles2
    A case study based course with the objective to return a failing Dealer Service Department to profitability. Students will work in groups using skills learned in MGMT 5041 Management Principles to address issues in the case study. MGMT 5043 Applied Management will introduce shopefficiency and profitability calculations to measure and track improvements. There will besituations introduced in all weeks to allow students to gain an understanding of warranty, goodwill policy and legal considerations that surface in the daily operation of a dealer service department. Dealing with personnel and customer issues is also a central part of the course.The groups will present the steps taken and the results of their project to return the Service Department to profitability in a final presentation.
    MOTP-5014Applied Vehicle Dynamics3
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the action of forces on vehicles and vehicle components either in motion or at rest. Applied problems of vehicle control, vehicle performance and handling, and applied engineering mechanics are incorporated in this course to illustrate the various forces to which vehicles are subjected.
    COMM-3040Communications-Motive Power3
    This course introduces students to forms of technical writing commonly found in the motive power workplace. Students learn to research, write, and format documents according to industry standards. As well, students learn to edit and take responsibility for the content of their own work.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Year 2

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 19 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates are well positioned to enter the workplace in the Automotive Service Technician trade as they have also completed the in-school training requirements for that particular trade.
    Graduates may also find employment opportunities with motive power equipment manufacturers and dealers, oil companies, industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers and dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating.

  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Co-operative/Apprenticeship Education Program
    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Pending Approval
    Program Code: MTA8
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship: 519-452-4450


    Program Description

    The Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - Apprentice program amalgamates the Ontario College Diploma requirements, four months of practical, on-the-job co-operative training at an automotive service facility and the entire Ontario Apprenticeship Automotive Service Technician in-school curriculum.  Students are registered as an apprentice when they enter their work term and as a post-secondary student concurrently and pursue both diploma courses and apprenticeship in-school training in the Automotive Service Technician trade.

    This seventy-six week program is comprised of an initial thirty week in-school segment followed by sixteen weeks of co-operative work experience and concludes with another thirty week in-school segment.

    The Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - Apprentice program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry as well as providing progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems.  Students will learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and to undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.

    Upon completion of all program requirements, graduates not only receive an Ontario College Diploma, but will also be granted credit for all of the apprenticeship in-school instruction required for the associated trades certification.

    Graduates may also be in a favourable status if they wish to apply for our alternative Motive Power Technician (Diesel) Diploma program.  Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted; therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma.

    Other Information

    • This seventy-six week program has one work term placement. 
    Learning Outcomes 

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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