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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

After learning the basic fundamentals of diesel engines, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and brake systems for heavy equipment in first year, you'll undertake training in second year that will enable you to meet the challenges of the truck and coach trade. In-class work is complemented by extensive shop training where you will be expected to develop a high standard of craftsmanship, problem-solving skills, and personal pride in the trade.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option

  • Work on scoop trams, trucks, coach buses, and other types of equipment in our heavy equipment shop

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma and apprenticeship training. The placement for this program is an optional co-op and is not required for you to graduate. You can choose to complete your postsecondary program and graduate with a certificate or diploma without participating in the co-op option. However, if you choose, and qualify, to participate in this optional Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program, you may become a registered apprentice sponsored by your co-op employer. Through your participation in this program, you will have the opportunity to participate in paid co-op placements while earning a college certificate or diploma. Your academic curriculum, which enables you to receive Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 Trade School completion from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development after each successful year of schooling, will be enhanced by the experiences from your co-op placements.

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Skills and Trades Training

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

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Program Delivery

2018-2019

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Semester 1Credits
ELC 1120Electrical Electronics I 14
HDM 1140Diesel Engines I 12
HDM 1150Diesel Engines II 13
HDM 1161Trade Practices Applications I 15
TCA 1100Trade Math I 12
WLD 1105Welding and Oxyacetylene 12
ENG 1002College Communications 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
HDM 1221Hydraulics 14
HDM 1230Fuels Systems 14
PWT 1100Power Train I 13
PWT 1200Power Train Systems II 13
SSB 1100Suspen/Steer/Brake Sys I Pneumatics 14
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
TCT 1000Fuel Systems II 17
TCT 1001Steering, Suspension Brake S 17
TCT 1002Drive Train Systems 16
The following General Education course:  3
Personal Finance 3
 Term Credits: 25
Semester 4
TCT 1003Trade Practices 16
TCT 1004Electrical/Electronics 17
TCT 1005Engine Systems 17
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 23
 Total Credits: 90

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as apprentices in the trucking industry or may find employment in related truck component overhaul shops.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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