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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    This Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program will prepare graduates to identify basic heavy duty equipment power system problems, to inspect and test basic heavy duty equipment components and systems, and to use a variety of test equipment. In addition, graduates will have developed safe working practices for the motive power heavy equipment environment.
  • Academic Title
    Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    TRCK1010     Trade Practices

    Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of recommended trade work practices; construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of tools and equipment, bearings, seals and sealants, fasteners, precision measuring equipment, personal safety and legalities, setup and safety for oxy-acetylene cutting and heating.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    TRCK1020     Fluid Power Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluid power fundamentals, components, graphic symbols and operation. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluids, filters, conductors and connectors and setting up a proper maintenance schedule.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1030     Engine Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of diesel combustion engine assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    TRCK1040     Electrical Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of electrical system circuits and components; light and heavy duty lead acid batteries, electrical laws and calculations, electrical test equipment, electromagnetical devices, demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the design, layout and interpretation of electrical system wiring diagrams.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    TRCK1050     Fuel Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of diesel fuel systems, injection principles, injection sub-systems and hydraulic injection systems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1060     Drive Train Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles; testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, countershaft manual transmissions, driveshafts, PTO's and single drive axle assemblies.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites:
    CoRequisites:
    TRCK1070     Brake Systems
    Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of hydraulic brake and air brake systems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    MOTV2110     Trade Practices II

    Description: This course will prepare the apprentice to utilize oxy-fuel heating and cutting equipment, test and repair heating and ventilation systems, test and repair air conditioning systems and identify operator protection devices.
    Hours: 27
    Credits: 2

    MOTV2120     Fluid Power II
    Description: The apprentice will learn to interpret schematics and perform pressure, force, and area calculations related to hydraulics. Apprentices will be able to describe the service procedures of hydraulic fluids, reservoirs, and conditioners following manufacturers’ recommendations, replace hydraulic lines and fittings following manufacturers’ recommendations, and recommend repairs of hydraulic control valves following manufacturers’ recommendations and hydraulic pumps.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    MOTV2130     Engine Systems II
    Description: The apprentice will learn testing procedures for combustion chamber condition and follow manufacturers’ recommendations and safe work practices. Manufacturers' recommendations for the testing and servicing procedures for cylinder heads, valve trains, and related components; cooling systems components and coolants; lubricating systems, components, and lubricants; air induction and exhaust systems will be covered.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV2140     Electrical/Electronic Systems I
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    MOTV2150     Fuel Systems II
    Description: In this course apprentices will use testing procedures for mechanical governor systems following manufacturers’ recommendations. They will also apply diesel in-line fuel injection pump system service procedures following manufacturers’ recommendations and government policies. Timing procedures for distributor pump systems and diesel unit injection system repair procedures following manufacturers’ recommendations will also be covered. Apprentices will describe the testing procedures for pressure time fuel injection systems following manufacturers’ recommendations. The apprentice will be able to identify injector replacement precautions following manufacturers’ recommendations
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV2160     Drive Train Systems II
    Description: Apprentices will learn repair procedures for drive train systems following manufacturers’ recommendations and safe work practices. They will also learn testing and repair procedures for power shift transmissions following manufacturers’ recommendations and safe work practices.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MOTV2170     Brake Systems II
    Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of hydraulic brake and air brake systems.
    Hours: 27
    Credits: 2

    Level Three
    MOTV3000     Trade Practices III

    Description: In this course apprentices will perform shielded metal arc welding procedures, MIG welding operations, and describe climate control system testing and repair procedures following manufacturers’ recommendations, safe work practices and government regulations.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV3010     Fluid Power III
    Description: Apprentices will learn to interpret hydraulic schematics and to recommend repairs for hydraulic accumulators and accessories as well as hydraulic actuators following manufacturers’ recommendations. They will also evaluate hydraulic circuit design and compare it with manufacturers’ schematics.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    MOTV3020     Engine Systems III
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to describe the testing and servicing procedures of an engine short block assembly, reconditioning testing and servicing procedures, as well as to demonstrate the diagnostic procedures used for engine and component analysis following manufacturers’ recommendations.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV3030     Electrical/Electronic Systems II
    Description: In this course apprentices will recommend repairs for charging systems and test and diagnose electrical circuits. They will also test and service ECMs (Electronic Control Modules).
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV3040     Fuel Systems III
    Description: In Fuel Systems III apprentices will recommend testing and service procedures for diesel fuel injection partial authority engine management systems and recommend repairs for diesel fuel injection full-authority engine management systems following manufacturers’ recommendations. They will interpret the exhaust emissions produced by diesel engines following manufacturers’recommendations.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    MOTV3050     Drive Train Systems III
    Description: Apprentices will make repair recommendations for torque converters, fluid couplings, hydraulic retarders and hydrostatic drive systems.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV3060     Suspension and Steering Systems
    Description: Apprentices will perform inspection, testing and diagnostics and will recommend reconditioning or repair procedures for steering systems, tires, wheels and hubs, and track-type undercarriages, based on manufacturers’ recommendations and safe work practices.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

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