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Motive Power Technician - Service and Management Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Today's qualified auto technician is highly skilled and in great demand. The technicians that industry demands must, among many other things, be able to diagnose and repair complex wiring systems, understand serial data communications, and perform professional quality repairs in an exciting and fast-paced environment. Students will start at "ground zero" with basic work safety and an introduction to fasteners and hand/pneumatic tool indentification and usage. Quickly, students move into a 50/50 split between "hands on" and classroom training in the following areas: steering suspension and brakes, drivetrains and engines. The Ministry and industry driven focus of the course is electrical and electronics, this will comprise 40% of all studies.
  • Practical experience
    Students looking for a challenge and practical in-shop training will enjoy working in a state-of-the-art lab on current vehicles. Emissions systems, automatic transmissions, ABS brakes, air conditioning, computer applications, scan tools, lab scopes and gas analyzers will be explored in depth.
  • Academic Title
    Motive Technician - Service and Management Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1
    # APP1101   -   006   -   Trades Practice & Applications I

    This course will introduce students to the automotive technician trade. Students will learn about safety procedures, responsibilities, and hazards encountered in an automotive service shop. Topics covered will include proper lifting practices, fire safety, hazardous fumes, carbon monoxide poisoning, WHIMS,and proper use and selection of various tools and various testers used in the automotive repair sector. The students will also be introduced to welding and cutting using oxyacetylene torches, basic welding using gas metal arc welding fundamentals, equipment, set-up, and safety procedures.

    # DTS1141   -   005   -   Drive Train Systems I

    This course will explore the different types of power train systems. Students will learn the history and basic functions of clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, drivelines, drive shafts, axle shafts, constant velocity joints, and differentials.

    # ENG1581   -   001   -   Communication Fundamentals:Ind. Stu.

    The students will develop independent learning skills and review the fundamental conventions of Standard English.

    # MTH1205   -   002   -   Computer Methods - Trades Software

    This is an introduction to Trade software - Mitchell On Demand, All Data, Vehicle Manufactures Online Data Base, Online Work order system, databases, and the Internet. Students apply computer software to projects in their field of specialization.

    # SSB1151   -   006   -   Steering/Suspension/Brakes I

    This course will expose students to the different types of steering systems, two- and four-wheel, as well as tires and bearing service. Braking systems disc, drum, and basic principles of hydraulic brake systemswill be covered, as well as suspension systems, components, and diagnosis.

    Semester 2

    # AEE1201   -   002   -   Engine Air Intake, Exhaust Systems

    This course will cover the different air intake and exhaust systems, emission devices, early fuel evaporation devices, mufflers, resonators, and catalytic converters found in vehicles.

    # ELC1217   -   006   -   Electrical & Electronics I

    This course will provide the students with the fundamentals of basic electrical and electronic systems. They will be instructed on the proper maintenance, cleaning, and inspection procedures of those systems and components. Students will cover topics such as introduction to lead acid batteries and electrical system diagrams.

    # ENG1580   -   002   -   Applied Communication I

    Prerequisite: ENG 1581 Students will practice the fundamentals of career-related applications of basic communications skills.

    # FLS1200   -   003   -   Basic Fuel System & Fuel Management

    This course will cover the fundamentals of fuel systems and their components. Testing procedures, design differences, carburetion circuits, as well as throttle body fuel injected systems, fuel pumps, and vacuum schematics interpretation will be included.

    # MOT1201   -   005   -   Gas Engines

    This course will introduce students to different types and classifications of gas engines. Students will also learn how two and four stroke engines operate, how to measure, diagnose and repair internal engine components like cylinder block, pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft and bearings.

    # TCA1100   -   002   -   Trade Math I

    In this course, students will become knowledgeable of basic mathematical operations including addition, substraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Students will use both the imperial system and metric system in solving trade related problems in linear measurement, area and volume problems.

    Semester 3

    # APP1330   -   002   -   Trade Practices & Applications II

    This is a self-directed learning course where students become familiar with apprenticeship legislation of trades practices and ethical responsibilities with the ISO 9000, WHIMIS, and MSDS information pertaining to the automotive industry.

    # ASM1310   -   002   -   Acceleration Simulation Mode

    This course will allow students hands-on testing of emission control devices and theory regarding emission testing on vehicles.

    # CPA2301   -   002   -   Computer Applications - Scan Tools

    This course will introduce students to the internal workings and adaptive strategies of computerized engine controls, computer interfacing, and diagnosis using lab scopes and scan tools.

    # ELC2303   -   008   -   Electrical Systems & Electronics

    This course will cover wiring, lighting, power accessories, instrumentation systems, supplemental inflatable restraint systems, cranking systems, charging systems, batteries, direct ignition systems, transistors, relays, ignition modules, and oscilloscope patterns.

    # ENG1751   -   001   -   Job Search Skills: Ind. Study

    Prerequisite: ENG 1551 Through guided independent study, students will explore the job search process in detail and gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories and practices that lead to successful job searching and career planning. This course will also encourage further development of the independent learning skills and strategies practiced in ENG 1551 and 1581.

    # ENG1780   -   002   -   Applied Communication II

    Prerequisites: ENG 1580, ENG 1581 In this course, students will refine their communication skills by preparing responses to a variety of work-related situations. In accordance with MTCU requirements general education, the course will provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of work and the economy and of the relationships among individuals and society.

    # MOT1340   -   003   -   Gas Engines II

    This course will examine the workings of the internal combustion chamber, camshaft, cylinder head, valve train assemblies and components, and measurement of these components.

    Semester 4
    # DTS2401   -   005   -   Drive Train System II

    This course will introduce the student to automatic transmissions, trans-axles, torque converters, four-wheel drive systems, all-wheel drive systems, and transfer case testing and diagnosis.

    # EFI2401   -   005   -   Electronic Fuel Injection Systems

    This course will introduce the student to port fuel injection systems, continuous injection systems, testing procedures, control circuits, and pulse width readings. The student will learn to diagnose, maintain and repair these systems.

    # ICE1441   -   004   -   Air Condition Systems/Service

    This course will cover air conditioning parts, components, refrigerants, and their characteristics, as well as lubrication and testing methods. The student will learn the basic principles of operation, along with the rules and regulations associated with handling refrigerants and fundamentals of climatic control systems and their components.

    # PRS1430   -   002   -   Personal Relations Skill & Attitude

    This course will help students understand how people relate to challenges in everyday life situations, how to be able to cope with and see problems before they develop in the work force, and how to deal with customers and suppliers.

    # SSB1411   -   004   -   Steering/Suspension/ABS Brakes

    This course is intended to explain the different types of suspension systems currently used on today's vehicles, as well as the diagnosis and repair of these systems four-wheel alignment and anti-lock braking systems.

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