Work on the Administration End of the Automotive Industry

In Centennial College's Motive Power Technician (Automotive) – Administration program teaches you all about the administration side of the automotive sector of the economy. Through the program, you will be able to obtain jobs in roles such as automotive apprentice, service advisor, automotive service and parts management, automotive accounting, automotive marketing and more.

During the first semester of your studies in the Motive Power Technician – Administration program, the courses you take are common to both the admin and technical stream. They include: Applied Mechanics, Engines, Vehicle Technology and more. By providing a common semester, Centennial College allows you to the chance to see which stream better suits your interests. In the second semester, the focus for the Admin program switches to accounting, marketing and statistics, as they apply to the automotive sector.

You will also find that the Motive Power Technician – Administration program has a solid balance of theory and practical training. As part of the curriculum, you train on automobile assemblies in fully-equipped automotive shops. You will also obtain hands-on skills through demonstrations and application of standard industry techniques and processes that are taught by knowledgeable faculty members. The program is facilitated at the largest transportation training centre in the province, called Ashtonbee Campus. Also, soth streams provide the same vehicle technology and in-school content as the Automotive Service Technician (AST) apprenticeship qualification. Lastly, this program prepares you to enter the industry and be successful on exemption testing for licensing qualification. This Administration stream is ideal if you're interested in the business side of the automotive industry.

To apply for the Canadian Automotive Service Technician program, you must possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or are 19 years of age or older. You must also have completed the compulsory English 12C or U credit or skills assessment, or equivalent and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Please note that you will be placed in the appropriate English and math levels based on skills assessment results. Also, students may receive an exemption for math based on the outcome of required testing results. However, keep in mind that possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to Centennial College. The program is accredited by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) National Accreditation Board.

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