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  • Objectives
    The Heavy Equipment Techniques 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 and be able to apply basic communication, documentation, information technology, and computer skills to support a motive power heavy equipment environment. At the pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship levels, students will receive the theoretical and work related experience which registered apprentices would normally acquire in the workplace. Students are registered as apprentices at the beginning of the program to a consortium of local employers.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component option associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Heavy Equipment Techniques Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    CDEV1020     Co-op and Career Preparation

    Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    COMM1740     Communications - Customer Service

    Description: This one semester course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters, memoranda, and informal reports in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give oral presentations. Students would also learn how to deal with customer service in a Motive Power environment.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    COMP1280     Computer Applications

    Description: This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1830     Applied Mathematics

    Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to solve technically oriented problems. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in the Motive Power trades. The course covers both vocational (job oriented) and generic skills (written, analytical and problem-solving).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MOTV1170     Air Conditioning and ODP

    Description: A basic understanding of the automotive heater and air conditioning system, including service precautions and Ministry guidelines.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MOTV1180     Motive Power Safety and WHMIS
    Description: Review safe working practices, housekeeping, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment, safety legislation and regulations, WHMIS.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    MOTV1190     Precision Measuring

    Description: This course is designed to allow the Motive Power student to use precision measuring tools in trade related problems.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    MOTV1210     Drawings, Schematics and Basic Electricity

    Description: This course will cover a basic understanding of the electrical flow and sources and a basic understanding of schematic interpretation and trade symbol usage.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MOTV1500     Introduction to Heavy Duty Equipment
    Description: The student will be given an overview of heavy equipment systems, plus the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. The basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools will be covered as well as the basics of hydraulic and pneumatic operations in an applicable trade format. A major segment of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
    Hours: 142
    Credits: 10

    WELD1610     Welding for Motive Power
    Description: The students will learn the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    MOTV1510     Trade Practices for Heavy Duty Equipment

    Description: This course will prepare the student 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

    MOTV1520     Fluid Power for Heavy Duty Equipment
    Description: The student will learn to interpret schematics and perform pressure, force, and area calculations related to hydraulics. Students 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

    MOTV1530     Engine Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment

    Description: The student 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

    MOTV1540     Electrical/Electronic Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment

    Description: The principles of electricity following accepted scientific principles will be covered in this course. Students will be able to trace current flow through circuits with the use of an electrical schematic and test basic electronic components following manufacturers’ recommendations. They will also be able to recommend repair of a cranking system following manufacturers’ recommendations.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    MOTV1550     Fuel Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment

    Description: In this course students 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. Students will describe the testing procedures for pressure time fuel injection systems following manufacturers’ recommendations. The student is able to identify injector replacement precautions following manufacturers’ recommendations.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    MOTV1560     Drive Train Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment

    Description: Students 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

    MOTV1570     Brake Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment
    Description: The student will perform repairs following manufacturers’ recommendations and safe work practices of hydraulic brake systems.
    Hours: 27
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1120     Trade Practices I

    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

    TRCK1140     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

    TRCK1150     Engine Systems I

    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

    TRCK1170     Electrical Systems I

    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

    TRCK1190     Fuel Systems I
    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of diesel fuel systems, injection principles, injection sub-systems and hydraulic injection systems.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1210     Drive Train Systems I

    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

    TRCK1230     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 Three
    COOP1550     Workplace Based Co-op

    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in their trade under the direct supervision of the tradespeople in the workplace. This course will increase the student’s understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes.
    Hours: 560
    Credits: 19

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