Truck and Coach Technician

Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Restricted Trade
Designated Red Seal Trade Trade Code 310T
NOC 7321


  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisor
  • Inspect motor in operation, and road test motor vehicle
  • Test systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices to diagnose and isolate faults
  • Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of truck and bus systems including fuel, brake, steering and suspension, engine and drive train, emission control and exhaust, cooling and climate control, and electrical and electronic systems using hand tools and other specialized automotive repair equipment
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to manufacturer’s performance specifications
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service, such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups
  • Advise customers on work performed, general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements

Personal Qualities

  • You will work indoors around loud noises, grease, oil, gasoline and various exhaust fumes
  • You enjoy working to close tolerances
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time and are able to bend down and reach up frequently
  • You are not bothered by standing on concrete all day
  • You have and use physical strength on the job
  • You will have to keep up with changing technology on a consistent basis
  • You will make a significant investment in tools
  • You like working with computers and computerized equipment
  • You are able to cope with demands from drivers and owners who want their truck or bus fixed immediately
  • Review the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required

Career Opportunities

  • Truck and coach technicians are employed at truck, bus or motor home dealerships; manufacturers of trucks, buses, and motor homes; freight and transportation companies; municipal or provincial highway transportation departments; or other stand-alone repair facilities
  • A truck and coach technician may work as a service advisor, work for suppliers or manufacturers, or work in sales

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 6,000 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 6,720 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Trade Related Programs

Truck and Coach Pre-apprenticeship Program
Centennial College – Ashtonbee Campus
75 Ashtonbee Road
Toronto, ON M1K 5E9
416-289-5000 x 7256

Apprenticeship Training

Centennial College – Ashtonbee Campus
75 Ashtonbee Road
Toronto, ON M1K 5E9