Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair (4041) 1 Year - 2 Semesters Ontario College Certificate

Program Overview

The Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair program is designed to prepare you for an entry level position in the automotive repair trade. You will learn how to identify basic automotive system problems by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation and components. As well, you will learn how to identify, inspect and test basic automotive engine components and systems, electrical, electronic and emission components and systems, drive train, suspension and steering components and systems, and motive power brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers` recommendations. You will learn how to disassemble and assemble components to the required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices. You will use a variety of test equipment to assess basic automotive electronic circuits, vehicle systems and subsystems, and apply basic knowledge of automotive hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic motive power systems and subsystems.

As a successful student, you will be able to communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately, use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers` updates, prepare logs, records and documentation to appropriate standards, apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service, and 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.

Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects. Please see the Applied Research Centre section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre.

Get a sound understanding of today`s vehicles including electrical and electronic systems. Our automotive diagnostic lab allows you to develop your much needed expertise in technical and diagnostic and problem solving skills.

Program of Study


Several courses in this program are taught in 8-week blocks to facilitate student success.

Semester 1

  • CMM149 - 3 Practical Communications I
  • GEN100 - 3 Global Citizenship
  • MPF100 - 4 Basic Electricity
  • MPF101 - 5 Engines
  • MPF102 - 2 Motive Power Information Technology
  • MPF103 - 6 Work Practices
Semester 2
  • MPF120 - 2 Automotive Suspension
  • MPF121 - 2 Automotive Vehicle Systems Maintenance
  • MPF122 - 4 Brakes
  • MPF123 - 3 Electrical II
  • MPF124 - 5 Fuel Systems
  • MPF127 - 4 Motive Power Drive Train Systems
  • MPF131 - 3 Motive Power Environmental Technology

For Additional Information please see the following "Fact Sheet" Please note tuition prices on this sheet are for Domestic students, NOT International students

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2020
1 year
16,728 CAD
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