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  • Objectives
    At the post-secondary apprenticeship level, students will receive the theoretical and work related experience which registered apprentices would normally acquire in the workplace, in addition to trade related skills such as mathematics, computer applications and communications.
  • Practical experience
    Students are registered as apprentices at the beginning of the program to a consortium of local employers and will complete the post-secondary apprenticeship training in 15 weeks, followed by 16 weeks of Level I and II of the in-school apprenticeship training for the A.S.T. trade, finishing with a 16-week Co-op term.
  • Academic Title
    Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Service Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    AUTO1210     Introduction to Automotive Service

    Description: The student will be given an overview of automotive systems, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, automotive equipment, and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
    Hours: 142
    Credits: 10

    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

    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
    AUTO1220     Air Conditioning Systems

    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of major air conditioning systems heating and ventilation systems.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AUTO1230     Engine Systems I
    Description: Coverage includes two and four cycle internal combustion engines. In depth coverage of engine short block components and assemblies as well as oiling and cooling systems.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1240     Engine Systems II
    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and principles for cylinder block assembly components.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1250     Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems I
    Description: Coverage includes an overview of electrical operation including batteries and battery testing, component testing with electrical meters and the application of electrical mathematical calculations. Basic electrical motor operation and components as well as electronics used in the automotive trade along with purposes and testing procedures. A basic understanding of vehicle emission and manufacturer installed emission control devices and testing procedures.
    Hours: 96
    Credits: 7

    AUTO1260     Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems II

    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical definitions and fundamentals of applied test equipment; the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: major cranking systems and control circuits; charging systems and control circuits; electronic ignition systems and controls; fuel characteristics; gasoline electronic fuel injection systems; and engine management/engine control systems.
    Hours: 96
    Credits: 7

    AUTO1270     Drive Train Systems I
    Description: A basic coverage of gears, levers and mechanical advantage. A thorough coverage of manual drive line components including; Standard transmissions and transaxles, clutch and clutch controls, drive axle assemblies and differentials.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1280     Drive Train Systems II

    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of manual transaxle, front wheel drive axles, non-lockup torque converters, automatic transmission, transfer cases and front/rear wheel drivelines.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1290     Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems I
    Description: Coverage includes basic laws governing suspension movement and design, suspension types and components. Braking systems, components and operation. Wheels and tires as well as service safety and precautions for all the above areas.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1300     Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems II

    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of suspension systems, manual and power steering systems, brake systems and the purpose and application of alignment angles and measurements.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    AUTO1310     Work Practices
    Description: An understanding of bearings, seals and component fasteners. Shop safety relating to vehicle lifting procedures, basic vehicle maintenance and vehicle service.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    Level Three
    COOP1240     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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