City: Thunder Bay
College WebSite: http://www.confederationc.on.ca/programs/
Mechanic Programs: Heavy Equipment and Truck & Coach
Heavy Equipment Program Summary:
The Motive Power Techniques Programs afford students an excellent opportunity to participate in a common first semester Motive Power Program that will prepare them to choose a career in the Motive Power Field. The second semester is oriented towards a specific interest. The two options presently available are Automotive and Heavy Equipment.
Although heavy equipment oriented, this program prepares students for a diverse number of career opportunities in a variety of mechanical fields. Students are involved in maintaining, operating, and repairing on and off-road heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, bulldozers, excavators, skidders, trucks and tractors. Those wishing to enter the Motor Vehicle, Truck/Coach or Farm Mechanic Trade would also benefit from this program.
Graduates of the program may qualify for exemption from one or more in-college apprentice training sessions. They may also qualify for a reduction in the duration of apprenticeship in a number of related trades.
Support topics covering various ancillary courses such as Exploring Human Diversity and Communication Strategies, are an integral part of the first semester. Hands-on, real work experience is an integral component of the program. The supporting technical and academic studies provide students with an opportunity to cope with rapidly changing technology. The program conforms to and parallels industrial practices and standards, equipping graduates with the skills to meet the demands of today’s job market and the challenges of tomorrow.
Program Contact Details:
Apprenticeship Admissions: (807) 475-6110
Confederation College is a college on the move. Committed to student success, we are a dynamic and innovative college providing quality learning opportunities and excellent service to our students. You will be impressed with the quality of our caring and friendly staff, the diversity of our programs, and the availability of student support services. Our main campus is situated on 130 acres of park like property located in Thunder Bay, (NorthWestern) Ontario, Canada. Six regional campuses are located in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, and Sioux Lookout.
We offer a broad range of full-time programs in the areas of applied arts, Aboriginal studies (Negahneewin College of Indigenous Studies), business, health sciences, technology, and trades. As well, full-time and part-time programming is available through Continuing Education and Distance Education.
Areas of Expertise
Aviation, forestry/environmental, media arts, and hospitality/tourism are four areas for which we are widely recognized. We also offer programming in the following sectors: Aboriginal studies; access and upgrading; applied arts; business; community services; engineering technology; health sciences; protective services; skilled trades; and continuing and distance education. Also unique to Confederation is Negahneewin College of Indigenous Studies, which is a leader in providing Aboriginal specific education. A distinct college within Confederation College, Negahneewin College offers accredited diploma/degree programs and training.