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Motive Power Technician – Recreational and Sport Vehicles

We are the only college in Ontario offering a diploma program with interdisciplinary training for aviation, marine, recreational vehicles, and small engine maintenance and repair. An optional co-op and in-school apprenticeship training ensures you will graduate with a head start on your career.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Not Available

Program Code

RVT

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Program Contact

Khalid Abdul-Rahman

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2484.15 per semester*

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With a focus on four areas of transportation maintenance this program is unique its breadth of skills training. Graduates will be in demand across various sectors including marine, aviation and recreational vehicles.

Apprenticeship training within the curriculum allows students to pursue an apprenticeship when employed.

Students will receive Level 1 in-school apprenticeship training for:

  • Small Engine Technician – 435A
  • Marine Engine Technician – 435B
  • Turf Equipment Technician – 421C
  • Recreational Vehicle Technician – 690H*

* Students will also complete their RV-2 LPG Certification (Recreational Vehicle Technician - 690H), which is required for students to advance to Level 2 of this apprenticeship.

This is the only program of its kind in Ontario. Designed in partnership with marine, aircraft, recreational vehicle, and power sports businesses, the program has been endorsed by provincial and national industry associations.

We are pleased to offer this program with an Indigenous Perspectives Designation. See below for more information on this unique credential.

In addition to extensive hands-on learning and in-school apprenticeship training, students have the option to participate in a paid co-op in semester 3, which provides valuable employment experience.

Due to the foundational training across various transportation sectors, graduates have a range of career options, including:

  • Small Engine Technician
  • Turf Equipment Technician
  • Marine Technician
  • RV Technician
  • Aircraft Interior Technician
  • Upholsterer

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students in this program. To qualify for an IPD, you must take and successfully complete a series of required Indigenous Studies courses as well as participate in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Your transcript will indicate the IPD upon graduation, a designation that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society within the context of your program of study. The IPD provides a valuable skill set sought after in today's employment sector.

  • Analyze, diagnose, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  • Diagnose and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Diagnose and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  • Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
  • Apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.
  • Communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards
  • Use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.
  • Prepare, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.
  • Apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
  • Assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.
  • Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Service and maintain Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems in compliance with government safety regulations, manufacturers recommendations and specifications and approved industry standards.
  • Perform heating, cutting, and welding techniques to repair and manufacture recreational transportation components in accordance with govt safety regulations, manufacturers recommendations and specifications and approved industry standards.
  • Detail (clean, restore, and polish) various small engine, aircraft, marine, and RV components to enhance appearance while adhering to manufacturers' specifications.
  • Service and maintain appliances in compliance with government safety regulations, manufacturers recommendations and specifications and approved industry standards.

Students applying to Motive Power Technician – Recreational and Sport Vehicles must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

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