Technology & Technician courses

Algonquin College

Truck And Coach Technician (apprenticeship) in Algonquin College

  • Duration : 24 Weeks
  • Intake : September
  • Level : Certificate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 1,832 CAD Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0

About Truck And Coach Technician (apprenticeship) in Algonquin College

Become a journeyperson in the truck and coach industry.

The Truck and Coach Technician Algonquin College Certificate program is designed for registered apprentices in the truck and coach trade.

Applicants to the Truck and Coach Technician program must:

  • be currently employed in the trade
  • be formally registered as apprentices with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)
  • have a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number

If you are considering a future as truck and coach technician, you might work for businesses such as:

  • bus/coach lines
  • construction companies
  • manufacturers
  • small trucking companies
  • public and private sector fleets

If you want to learn more about apprenticeships, visit for detailed information.

For Registered Apprentices:
This program fulfills the in-class requirements for your apprenticeship. It is divided into three levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) where you will alternate between going to class for 8weeks and honing your skills through working in the field for 8 - 12 months.

During your labs, you study topics relating to:

  • trade practices
  • auxiliary systems
  • engine systems
  • electrical systems
  • fuel systems
  • vehicle electronic management
  • emission systems
  • drive trains
  • steering
  • suspension
  • brake systems

At the end of this program, you qualify to write the Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) exam, which is recognized across Canada.


This program is well-suited for apprentices who:

  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the truck and coach industry.
  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Can work independently.


pA broad range of employment opportunities may be available to truck and coach technicians. The truck and coach repair industry may include such businesses as: bus/coach lines, large and small trucking companies, construction companies, manufacturers, and public and private sector fleets.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicants must be formally registered as apprentices and be released by their sponsor to attend the College.

  • Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Algonquin College Highlights

College Type Publicly funded
Number of Campuses 3
Annual Endowments 3.7 million CAD
Student Retention Rate 86.3 %
Total number of programs 340
Mode of Programmes Full time, Part time, Online
Work Study Program Yes, for full time programs
Cost of Attendance 2,900 CAD
Financial aid Bursaries, Scholarship, Awards
Language Proficiency IELTS/TOEFL or Algonquin EAP program

Algonquin College Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Tuition & Books (1 Year)  
Includes Tuition, Health Insurance, Upass (bus pass)
and Student Access Fees (8-Month Academic Year)
$16,200 – $22,000
Learning Resources and School Supplies $200 – $1,000
Optional Items  
Gym Membership (On-campus) $300
Clothing $800
Miscellaneous $1,150
Total Optional Items $2,250
Homestay (Fees are for 1 Month)  
Application fee $250
Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day) $940
Total Homestay $1,190
Residence (8 Months)  
Accommodations $7,720
Meal Plan (Mandatory) $3,350
Total Residence $11,070
Off Campus Housing 1 Month  
2 Bedroom Apartment (estimated cost only) $1,200 – $1,400

Know more about Studying in Canada

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Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 1,832

Hostel & Meals :

$ 11,945


$ 13,777