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Certificate in Automotive Mechanical Repair Foundation

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  • Objectives
    The Automotive Mechanical Repair program provides training for entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides posible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training. Our Foundation program, formerly Entry Level Training (ELT), will provide you with skills to become automotive service technician apprentices, lube technicians, tire repair technicians, brake & muffler installers, parts persons, and a broad range of other positions in the automotive industry.You'll learn to use the tools and equipment used to maintain and service automotive systems such as brakes, exhaust, front ends, etc.
  • Practical experience
    A key part of the program is two weeks work experience in which you will have the opportunity to experience the real world of the automotive repair trade.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Automotive Mechanical Repair Foundation
  • Course description
    The Foundation Program is 30 weeks long with classes starting in September and March.

    Upon graduation, you'll earn credit for your training with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) if you continue on to an Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship.

    What you will study:

                    + Safety: regulations & work practices
                    + Employability Skills
                    + Math and Science
                    + Tools and Equipment: - identify and use hand and power tools
                    + General Automotive Maintenance: - select and service: fluids, lubricants, filters, belts, hoses, tires, wheels, lamps, trim, etc.
                    + General Automotive Practices: - use fasteners and welding techniques;
                      - service gaskets, seals, tubing & fittings, bearings & bushings
                    + Service Drive Trains: clutches, standard & automatic transmissions & transaxles, drive shafts, differentials and axlesInstructor teaching students
                    + Service Brakes: - brake hydraulic systems, drum brake systems, disc brake systems, power assist systems
                    + Service Steering Systems: - steering gears, columns, linkage & power systems; - perform wheel alignments
                    + Service Suspension Systems: - describe frame and suspension types;
                      - service shocks, struts, springs, spindles, hubs and other suspension components
                    + Service Fuel Systems: - describe fuel types and pressure fuel systems; - service fuel and air systems; - service carburetors, gas and diesel fuel injection systems
                    + Service Ignition Systems: service breaker point and electronic ignition systems
                    + Service Electrical/Electronic Systems: - describe principles of electricity and electronics; - service batteries and wiring harnesses; - service starting, charging, engine management, anti-lock brake, electronic suspension and vehicle restraint systems
                    + Service Engines: - describe principles of internal combustion engines; - describe engine removal and installation procedures; - evaluate engine mechanical condition and perform engine repairs; - service cooling, exhaust and lubrication systems
                    + Service Emission Control Systems: - describe vehicle emissions; - service positive crankcase ventilation, catalyst, exhaust gas re-circulation and evaporative systems


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