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Motive Power Fundamentals - Truck and Coach Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    This program will provide students with a combination of training at the post-secondary apprenticeship level and at the apprenticeship level for the Truck and Coach Technician trade with a specialization on International Truck products. 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 International Truck Dealers.
  • Academic Title
    Motive Power Fundamentals - Truck and Coach 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

    TRCK1110     Introduction to Truck and Coach Service

    Description: The student will be given an overview of Truck and Coach systems, plus the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. Basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic operations in an applicable trade format will be covered. A major component 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
    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

    TRCK1130     Trade Practices II and Auxiliary Systems
    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of arc and GMAW welding, information systems and PC's, cabs and control systems, tractor-trailer and articulating coach configurations.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    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

    TRCK1160     Engine Systems II
    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction, repair and principles for cylinder heads and valve trains, diesel engine blocks, and gasoline engine operation, testing, diagnostics and repair.
    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

    TRCK1180     Electrical 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: heavy duty batteries, heavy duty cranking systems and control circuits; charging systems and control circuits, heavy duty electrical circuit schematics, auxiliary electrical components, electronic fundamentals, and electronic input circuit components.
    Hours: 42
    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

    TRCK1200     Fuel Systems II
    Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of port helix metering injection pumps, MUI fuel systems, hydromechanical governors, gasoline fuel injection systems, partial authority electronic engine management and emission controls and testing.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    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

    TRCK1220     Drive Train Systems II
    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of; clutch and flywheel assemblies, multiple countershaft manual transmissions and auxiliary sections, multiple speed and double reduction drive axle assemblies, power divider tandem drive assemblies, electronically controlled standard transmissions, and transfer cases drop boxes and power take-off assemblies.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    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

    TRCK1240     Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems
    Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of air brake systems, hydraulic and air-over-hydraulic brakes, tire and wheel assemblies, wheel end assemblies, mechanical suspension systems, and air suspension systems.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    COOP1250     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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