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What will I learn?

The modern vehicle is a technical marvel on wheels. With computers and sophisticated power trains and engines, today’s vehicles need tech-savvy professionals with specialized skills to help keep them on the road.

If a career that lets you get your hands dirty while keeping up-to-date on the many technical advances in vehicle manufacturing is important to you, the Motive Power Technician (Automotive) - (Co-op) program will deliver the skills necessary for an in-demand career.

In our auto mechanic course, you'll learn all there is to know about internal combustion spark ignition engines, power trains and related modern vehicle systems in cutting-edge shops and with state-of-the-art tools and diagnosing equipment. You’ll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision in the pursuit of your mechanic certification.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may find employment opportunities with motive power equipment manufacturers and dealers, oil companies, industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers and dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions.
Graduates are also well positioned to enter the workplace in the Automotive Service Technician trade and, depending upon Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) policies, may also gain credit for completion of in-school training for that particular trade.

Co-operative Education:

This is a two-year co-operative education program. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.

Which department am I in?

School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
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*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021


Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations