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Certificate in Motive Power Techniques - Heavy Equipment



¿Qué aprenderé?

Confederation College’s Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment certificate program covers all aspects of the heavy-duty service industry. You’ll get hands-on experience maintaining and repairing various heavy-duty systems such as gear trains, electrical/electronics, diesel fuel systems, air brakes, hydraulics, steering and suspensions on heavy-duty trucks, off-road construction and forestry equipment such as front-end loaders, bulldozers, excavators, skidders, trucks and tractors. You’ll also get in-class learning to give you the mechanical knowledge and workplace skills you need to help you find and keep a job in today’s modern workplace.

Although focused on heavy equipment, this program prepares you for a diverse number of career opportunities in a variety of mechanical fields.


  • Program includes a two-week field placement so you get on-the-job training in a real shop
  • Courses follow industry standards and practices so you are ready for the job market
  • Learn today’s technologies – and how to adapt to tomorrow’s
  • Graduates can also go on to an apprenticeship program

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment program will have the skills to get a job as a Heavy Equipment, Truck/Coach, Fork-Lift or Farm Equipment Technician in a wide variety of industries including forestry, construction, mining, agriculture, transportation, government, automotive dealerships, service stations, specialty shops and virtually any business or industry that employs mechanics.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Engineering Technology, Trades and Aviation

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (34 semanas)

Costos de estudio
CAD$16.631,00 (US$ 12.136) por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023


Confederation College

Thunder Bay Campus,

1450 Nakina Drive,


Ontario (ON),

P7C 4W1, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

  • A high school/senior secondary diploma with a grade 12 math credit
    Original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable

English Language Requirement:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • Academic IELTS: 6.0, no band lower than 5.5, except for students from India who must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.
  • PTE-A: 54 (no communicative skill lower than 54)

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