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Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile.

SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Gain the skills of Truck and Coach Technician through a day release schedule - 2022/2023

The Truck and Coach Technician (Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program requires students to be detail oriented and able to quickly think on their feet. This program follows a day release delivery method in which an apprentice attends school one day a week. 

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. 


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.


Discover more information for prospective students about apprenticeships



Learning Outcomes ​​​​​​

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Truck and Coach Technician-2022/2023

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

Level 2-Intermediate
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
TBMC-3014Trade Practices & Auxillary Systems1.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3015Engine Systems2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3016Electrical Systems2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3017Fuel Systems1.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3019Drive Train2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3020Steering, Suspension & Brake Systems2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-3018Vehicle Mgmt Electronics & Emission Sys1.5
To be supplied

Level 3 - Advanced
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
TBMC-5004Trade Practices & Auxillary Systems1.5
To be supplied
TBMC-5005Engine Systems2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-5006Electrical Systems1.5
To be supplied
TBMC-5007Fuel Systems1.5
To be supplied
TBMC-5009Drive Train2.5
To be supplied
TBMC-5010Steering, Suspension & Brake Systems3
To be supplied
TBMC-5008Vehicle Electronics1.5
To be supplied

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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Program Coordinator:

Mark Russell

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