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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:

Winter Term Start

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

2019-2020

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ELC 1120 Electrical & Electronics I 1 4
HDM 1140 Diesel Engines I 1 2
HDM 1150 Diesel Engines II 1 3
HDM 1161 Trade Practices & Applications I 1 5
TCA 1100 Trade Math I 1 2
WLD 1105 Welding and Oxyacetylene 1 2
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
 Credits21
Semester 2
HDM 1221 Hydraulics 1 4
HDM 1230 Fuels Systems 1 4
PWT 1100 Power Train I 1 3
PWT 1200 Power Train Systems II 1 3
SSB 1100 Suspen/Steer/Brake Sys I Pneumatics 1 4
The following General Education course: 3
Personal Finance  
 Credits21
Semester 3
ENG 1780 Applied Communication II 2
TCT 1000 Fuel Systems II 1 7
TCT 1001 Steering, Suspension & Brake S 1 7
TCT 1002 Drive Train Systems 1 6
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Negotiation & Labour Relations  
Cybernation  
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Psychology of Evil  
Issues and Ethics in Science  
 Credits25
Semester 4
TCT 1003 Trade Practices 1 6
TCT 1004 Electrical/Electronics 1 7
TCT 1005 Engine Systems 1 7
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Negotiation & Labour Relations  
Cybernation  
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Psychology of Evil  
Issues and Ethics in Science  
 Credits23
 Total Credits90

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 $1500. 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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