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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

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 program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training. For further information, please contact the Coordinators, Cooperative Placements at 705-566-8101, ext 7564 or 7707.

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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

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ELC 1120Electrical Electronics I 4
HDM 1140Diesel Engines I 2
HDM 1150Diesel Engines II 3
HDM 1161Trade Practices Applications I 5
TCA 1100Trade Math I 2
WLD 1105Welding and Oxyacetylene 2
The following General Education course:  3
Personal Finance 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
HDM 1221Hydraulics 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
HDM 1230Fuels Systems 4
PWT 1100Power Train I 3
PWT 1200Power Train Systems II 3
SSB 1100Suspen/Steer/Brake Sys I Pneumatics 4
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
TCT 1000Fuel Systems II 7
TCT 1001Steering, Suspension Brake S 7
TCT 1002Drive Train Systems 6
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
 Term Credits: 25
Semester 4
TCT 1003Trade Practices 6
TCT 1004Electrical/Electronics 7
TCT 1005Engine Systems 7
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

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

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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