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Motive Power Technician - Advanced Repair (4044)

2 Years - 4 Semesters      Ontario College Diploma

Program Overview

Unique to the province of Ontario, the Sault College Advanced Repair program in Motive Power will provide you with thorough knowledge in the automotive sector as well as in the repair of trucks and heavy equipment.

Using high-grade, state-of-the-art equipment including the newest tools in the industry, faculty teach a wide breadth of knowledge to give successful graduates of our program an edge over other candidates.

Our College has two distinct fully-equipped shops in both the automotive and truck and heavy equipment areas, complete with highly advanced electronic diagnostic equipment as well as cutting-edge simulated repair and computer lab facilities to increase the ease and depth of learning.

The lay-out of our shops mimic the actual workplace environment, which helps graduates transfer their skills and learning experience to the real world. Further, we include parts and service and customer service components in our program along with a mock service counter facility that is fully integrated in our shop to practice what is needed to succeed after graduation.

Our Motive Power Advanced Repair program is one of only two schools in the province of Ontario that have a Canadian Forces endorsement for this trade. If you are considering a career in the Canadian Forces, you will have accelerated career opportunities through advanced standing as a Motive Power Technician after successfully completing the Sault College program.

Designed to prepare you for an exciting career working in the industry to repair a wide variety of cars, trucks and heavy equipment, as well as work with parts and service, this program will teach you how to analyze, diagnose and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies. We also provide each student with hands-on experience based on solid theoretical approaches that work.

In this way, you will gain the skills that employers seek by applying advanced knowledge of automotive, truck/coach and heavy equipment vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.


If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and currently unemployed, you may qualify for second career funding for this program! To learn more about your options and how to get started, contact us at

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