Program Overview

The Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship day release program combines in-class learning and on-the-job training. Students will learn to troubleshoot and repair fleet vehicles. Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in the classroom and work with experienced workers within the workplace. Graduates will feel confident working in fleet maintenance for construction companies, public transit systems or small repair operations.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Certificate

Your Learning Experience

The Truck and Coach Technician (Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program requires students to be detail-oriented and able to quickly think on their feet.  


Students will learn to troubleshoot and repair engines, power trains, ignition and electrical systems, brakes, steering, suspension and more. Additionally, students will be educated on job safety and environmental regulations affecting the transportation industry. The apprenticeship component adds workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers. This gives students an opportunity to put the knowledge they learned in the classroom into the workplace. 


Graduates will find employment on fleet maintenance for construction companies, public transit systems or small repair operations. 


This apprenticeship program follows a day release delivery method in which an apprentice attends school one day a week. The program can take up to three and a half years to complete and consists of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training/work experience with 720 hours of in-class training by skilled, licensed journeypersons.

Your in-class training will cover:

  • workplace health and safety
  • applied work practices and procedures
  • engine systems
  • electrical, electronic and fuel systems
  • gear trains

Your on-the-job training will teach you:

  • occupational health and safety procedures
  • electrical systems – starting and charging
  • electrical systems – body electrical and components
  • fuel systems
  • engine systems


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLITSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


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Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Truck and Coach Technician program can pursue careers in a wide variety of industries, including construction companies, public transit systems, repair and maintenance shops, bus/Coach lines, trucking companies, educational institutions, manufacturers, motor vehicle and parts dealerships as:

  • truck and coach technicians
  • mechanical repairers
  • automotive mechanical installers and servicers
  • maintenance shop manager
  • industry representative
  • professor or teacher 


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Truck and Coach Technician (Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program:

Truck and Coach Technician
Service and repair a fleet of vehicles.

Maintenance Shop Manager
Hire and oversee training and supervision of staff in the maintenance and repair of the company’s machinery.

Automotive Mechanical Installer and Servicer
Change engine oil and lubricate running gears or moving parts on cars, trucks and heavy equipment.



Learning Outcomes


Program Coordinator:

Mark Russell

International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.


Level 1-Basic (CVC1)
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
(Core Pgm is CVC1)
MPAP-1022Trade Practices2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1023Fluid Power Systems1.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1024Engine Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1025Electrical Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1026Fuel Systems1.5
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of diesel fuel system circuits and components.
MPAP-1027Drive Train Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1028Wheel End Assemblies & Brake Systems1.5
To be supplied
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