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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

Get hands-on training servicing gas-powered and hybrid vehicles and learn the ropes of shop management in Cambrian's state-of-the-art shop. You can also choose to start your apprenticeship.

After an introduction to basic work safety and fasteners and hand/pneumatic tools, your courses will be a 50/50 split between hands-on and classroom training in steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains, and engines.

You will learn to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform quality repairs. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes, and gas analyzers will be explored in depth. Special focus will be placed on electrical and electronic components throughout the program.

Program Highlights

  • 2 year – 4 semesters
  • Fully functioning automotive shop
  • Hands-on training in the servicing and repair of gas and hybrid engines and drive train systems
  • Educational partnership with ConsuLab

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
APP 1101Trades Practice Applications I 6
DTS 1141Drive Train Systems I 5
MTH 1205Computer Methods - Trades Software 2
SSB 1151Steering/Suspension/Brakes I 6
The following General Education course:  3
Personal Finance 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 2
ELC 1217Electrical Electronics I 6
ENG 1002College Communication 3
FLS 1000Basic Fuel System Fuel Manag 7
MOT 1000Gas Engines I 5
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
APP 1000Repairer s Rights and Responsibilities 2
ELC 2303Electrical Systems Electronics 8
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
MOT 1002Gas Engines II 3
PWT 2305Power Train Controls II 4
One of the following General Education course:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 4
DTS 2401Drive Train System II 5
EFI 2401Electronic Fuel Injection Systems 5
ICE 1000Air Conditioning Systems 4RS 4
PRS 1430Personal Relations Skill Attitude 2
SSB 1411Steering/Suspension/ABS Brakes 4
One of the following General Education course:  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: 88

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 by 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 $3,000 (for first year including tools for both years). 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:

  • General automotive service technicians
  • Specialty technicians (e.g., electrical/driveability, transmission)
  • Service advisors/consultants
  • Automotive parts/retail salespersons
  • Manufacturing/fabricating/custom work employees

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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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