1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 5085


Heavy equipment is a driving force behind our biggest industries. And they need people like you to keep them running. We know you’re up for the job!

The Motive Power Fundamentals - Heavy Equipment and Truck Repair prepares you for an exciting and in-demand career as a heavy equipment mechanic.

In this program, use equipment found in today’s shops to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems and subsystems, and apply knowledge of heavy equipment and truck hydraulics and pneumatics to the inspection and testing of equipment systems and subsystems.

You’ll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve complex problems independently, use technology to collect and access important manufacturer data and apply successful business practices outside of the shop. 

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to put your skills to work as a diesel mechanic with motive power equipment manufacturers and dealers, mining companies and industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers.

Learn in 25,000 square feet of Amazing!

In our 25,000 square foot Motive Power Centre, with an additional 8,000 square feet of classroom space, there is plenty of room to learn and experience live, real-world scenarios.

Experience our electronic classroom learning environment and use software simulations and hardware trainers to learn high tech concepts. Instructors and students can work together by screen sharing technologies to create a collaborative work environment.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or mature student status.

Career Path

As a graduate, you will be competent to perform basic Truck and Coach and Heavy Equipment maintenance and repair procedures. Potential job opportunities for graduates of this certificate program would include: general garage worker, Truck and Coach Apprentice, Heavy Equipment Apprentice and parts and service counter personnel.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Stephen Kent, (705) 759-2554 ext 2791, stephen.kent@saultcollege.ca

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