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  • Objectives
    The Motive Power Technician (Automotive) Diploma program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the automotive service industry as well as providing progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion spark ignition power trains and related modern vehicle systems. Students will learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and to undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.
  • Academic Title
    Motive Power Technician Automotive Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Year 1 (MTC1)
    Take all of the following Mandatory Course:

    Group 1
    • COMM-1004    Language & Communication Skills 1     3.00
    • MOTP-1015    Service Management-Intro     4.00
    • MATH-1046    Applied Mathematics     4.00
    • MOTP-1018    Engine Mechanical Systems     6.00
    • MOTP-1017    Electrical Fundamentals     6.00
    • MOTP-1006    Hydraulics and Pneumatics Principles     4.00
    • MOTP-1016    Engine Management 1     6.00
    • MOTP-1008    Power Transmission Principles     8.00
    • MOTP-1010    Motive Power Seminars     3.50
    • AUTO-3001    The Auto-Social & Environmental Impact     3.00

    Group 2
    TAKE MKTG-1005 OR MKTG-1047
    • MKTG-1005    Applied Marketing Principles     4.00
    • MKTG-1047    Marketing Principles     3.00

    Year 2
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MOTP-3001    Body Electrical Systems Technology     7.25
    • MOTP-3003    Applied Vehicle Dynamics     4.00
    • MOTP-3004    Auto Vehicle Controls Systems Technology     7.25
    • MOTP-3006    Power Plant Performance Principles     4.00
    • MOTP-5001    Motive Power Seminars     4.00
    • MOTP-3007    Component Failure Prevention & Analysis     4.00
    • MOTP-3008    Alternative Fuels Systems Technology     5.25
    • MOTP-3013    Engine Management 2     8.50
    • MGMT-5041    Management Principles     3.00
    • MGMT-5042    Applied Management Principles     3.00
    • COMM-3005    Language & Communication Skills 3     3.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Year 2

    AUTO-3001 -  The Auto-Social & Environmental Impact

    This course provides learners with an opportunityto explore the environmental and social impact ofthe automobile on our lives. It traces the historyof the automobile to the present day and allowslearners to explore changes it has introduced tolifestyles, transportation systems and theenvironment.

    COMM-1004 -  Language & Communication Skills 1
    COMM 1004 provides the student with an opportunity to establish skills in reading, writing and editing documents for work-related and personal uses. Students will also practice important study/reading skills and apply grammar rules.

    COMM-3005 -  Language & Communication Skills 3
    This course will permit the student to perform primary and secondary research, to shape, organize and document a formal report and to present a persuasive oral proposal.

    MATH-1046 -  Applied Mathematics
    This course will provide students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills required to understand, interpret and find solutions for analytical problems in the motive power industry.

    MGMT-5041 -  Management Principles
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of leadership andmanagement. A central concept of the course is that there is a general framework forunderstanding leadership and management principles that applies to all organizations--large or small, public or private, product-oriented or service-oriented. The student will gain knowledge of the importance of values and ethics, communicating, planning, decision making, organizing, leading, controlling, and innovating.At the end of this course, students may use the knowledge gained to formulate and presentrealistic, comprehensive plans to resolve issues.

    MKTG-1005 -  Applied Marketing Principles
    The course will provide an introduction to the fundamental marketing principles and the relationships between transportation, society and the marketing of goods and services.

    MKTG-1047 -  Marketing Principles

    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the scope of marketing research. The course follows the logic of the marketing research process. The student will gain knowledge of the importance of research and how the right questions help address the critical elements of opportunity evaluation, demographic targeting, analyzing and ethical decision making. At the end of this course, students will use the knowledge gained to execute and present a comprehensive marketing research study.

    MOTP-1006 -  Hydraulics and Pneumatics Principles

    This course will provide students with a working knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics principles, including the design features and operation of fluid conditioners, pumps, valves and actuators. The student also learns to solve problems related to the study of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

    MOTP-1008 -  Power Transmission Principles
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of power transmission and driveline systemsThe student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair operations.

    MOTP-1010 -  Motive Power Seminars
    This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to explore a variety of topics that are pertinent to the Motive Power field and to careers in the industry. This course is conducted in a seminar/guest lecturer format. Topics may vary from year to year according to industry shifts and needs.

    MOTP-1015 -  Service Management-Intro
    This course will provide the student with an introduction to organizational structures, behaviour, business practices and procedures of the motive power service industry. As well, the student will learn to apply essential learning skills to cope more effectively with the overall program requirements.

    MOTP-1016 -  Engine Management 1
    This course will provide a study of the design features and operating principles of selected fuel, intake and exhaust systems as they apply to internal combustion engines. This study will include fuel production and system related theories. This study will be applied to diagnosis and repair, rework and modification, and both failure and service analysis.

    MOTP-1017 -  Electrical Fundamentals

    This course pertains to a study of the design features and operating principlesof electrical systems used, such as cranking, charging, lighting andaccessories systems and electronic systems, used as ignition and computerizedfuel injection. The student also learns to solve applied problems, performlaboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance testsaccording to manufacturers' recommendations.

    MOTP-1018 -  Engine Mechanical Systems

    This course will provide a study of the design features, materials and operating principles of the internal combustion engine. This study will be applied to diagnosis and repair, rework and modification and both component failure and service analysis.

    MOTP-3001 -  Body Electrical Systems Technology
    This course will enable the student to conduct static and dynamic motive power electrical systems performance tests, analyze and evaluate electrical systems problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective service and repair measures to manufacturers' specifications, develop and conduct electrical systems quality control checks, perform comparative studies on motive power electrical systems equipment efficiency and communicate effectively with the public and customers.

    MOTP-3003 -  Applied Vehicle Dynamics
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the action of forces on vehicles and vehicle components either in motion or at rest. Applied problems of vehicle control, vehicle performance and handling, and applied engineering mechanics are incorporated in this course to illustrate the various forces to which vehicles are subjected.

    MOTP-3004 -  Auto Vehicle Controls Systems Technology

    This course will provide an indepth study of automotive suspension, steering and braking systems. The student also learns to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, and perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests.

    MOTP-3006 -  Power Plant Performance Principles

    An in-depth study of the design features, and operating principles of piston-type heat engines. The student learns to evaluate system operation through an understanding of engine performance measurement techniques and performance measuring devices.

    MOTP-3007 -  Component Failure Prevention & Analysis
    A study of failures encountered in automotive vehicle components and systems. Using knowledge of design, construction, materials science and operating conditions, the student will identify the type of failure, trace the series of events that led to the failure and provide advice as to necessary preventive measures.

    MOTP-3008 -  Alternative Fuels Systems Technology
    This course will introduce the student to the environment and economic impact, practice, maintenance and repair of vehicle systems that utilize fuels such as CNG (compressed natural gas), LPG (liquefied propane gas), ethanol and others in both dedicated and hybrid applications. The student will be able to identify, inspect , adjust and repair these fuel system types.

    MOTP-3013 -  Engine Management 2

    This course pertains to the in depth study of function, design, operating principles of engine management systems (fuel, emission and ignition) and test procedures of engine management systems (fuel, emission and ignition). The use of electronic diagnostic tools, logical evaluation of system operating problems and exhaust gases will be used to complete system/component diagnosis and repair. This course also includes study of emission related environmental issues and an overview of current efforts to reduce emissions.

    MOTP-5001 -  Motive Power Seminars

    This course will provide students with anopportunity to implement communication skillslearned in year one, and to explore a variety ofexperiences and tasks designed to broaden theirknowledge of the Motive Power Industry. Throughguest speakers, industry visits, andstudent-organized events, students will gainknowledge and skills in a variety of relatedareas.

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