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Truck Trailer Service Technician Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The Truck Trailer Service Technician program provides the apprentice with a theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the Truck Trailer Service Trade together with the practical training necessary to compliment the on-the-job training with an employer.
  • Academic Title
    Truck Trailer Service Technician Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    TRCK1300     Trailer Brake Systems

    Description: In this course the apprentice will learn the principles of operating, testing, diagnosing and repairing air brake systems and trailer foundation brakes. The apprentice will use air brake schematics to understand the principles of the operation, testing, diagnosing and repairing of air brake systems.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1310     Tires and Wheels

    Description: This course will enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation, testing, diagnosing and repairing trailer tires, trailer wheel assemblies, hub assemblies, wheel bearings and trailer wheel seals.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1320     Frames and Suspensions

    Description: Apprentices will learn the principles of the operation, testing, diagnosing and repairing of trailer landing gear, trailer frames, ladder frames and monocoque/unibody frames.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    TRCK1330     Trailer Body Systems
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation, test, diagnose and repair trailer dry vans. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation, test, diagnose and repair, platform and float trailers. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation, test, diagnose and repair trailer dumps and hoppers.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    TRCK1340     Trailer Electrical Systems
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation of electricity and use them to repair trailer electrical systems. The apprentice is able to understand the fundamental laws of electricity used to repair trailer electrical systems and the use of electrical test equipment to troubleshoot trailer electrical circuits. The apprentice will also understand the graphics and construction of electrical circuit schematics and use them to proof calculations and verify circuit operation. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of the operation, testing, diagnosing and repair of electrical circuits, electrical circuit and protection devices, electromagnetic devices and vehicle lead acid batteries.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    TRCK1350     Workshop Practices
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the basics of personal safety, the legal responsibilities of technicians, and customer relations in the trailer service facility. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation and the safe use of hoisting and jacking tools and other shop equipment. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation and the replacement of fasteners, locking devices, seals, sealants and gaskets. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation of fluid power systems and perform repairs to manufacturer’s standards. The apprentice is able to explain the function and operation of basic hydraulic and pneumatic components and to perform a scheduled maintenance service on a trailer hydraulic system.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WELD1750     Welding
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation of oxy-acetylene equipment and perform typical cutting and heating operations. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation of MIG welding equipment and perform MIG welding on mild steel using downhand and positional techniques.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    TRCK2100     Trailer Brake Systems II

    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation, testing, diagnosing, and repairing Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and Safety Interlock Systems, trailer brakes, trailer hydraulic brakes, and trailer electric brakes.
    Hours: 33
    Credits: 2

    TRCK2110     Trailer Axles

    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operating, testing, diagnosing and repairing trailer axle assemblies.
    Hours: 9
    Credits: 1

    TRCK2120     Frames and Suspensions II
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation of trailer suspensions systems. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation, test, diagnose and repair trailer mechanical suspensions and trailer air suspensions. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of trailer alignment and test, diagnose and repair alignment and tracking conditions. The apprentice is able to understand the principles of operation, and to test, diagnose and repair tractor-to-trailer and trailer-to-trailer coupling devices. The apprentice is able to define the different types of tractor trailer combination and understand the legal requirements of length, height, weight and conspicuity.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    TRCK2130     Trailer Body Systems II

    Description: In this course the apprentice will learn the principles of operation, testing, diagnosing and repairing trailer insulated bodies. The apprentice will understand the principles of operation, the testing, diagnosing and repairing of tankers, pressure vessels and special commodity tankers.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    TRCK2140     Trailer Electrical Systems II
    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the principles of operation, testing, diagnosing and repairing trailer electrical circuits, trailer electrical components and trailer computer control systems.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    TRCK2150     Refrigeration and Cargo Heating Systems
    Description: In Refrigeration and Cargo Heating Systems, apprentices will learn the principles of operation of refrigeration systems. They will outline the procedure for testing, diagnosing, and repairing refrigeration systems and understand the environmental requirements of equipment and technicians.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    WELD2120     Welding II

    Description: This course is designed to enable the apprentice to understand the operating principles of arc welding equipment, to have an understanding of basic metallurgy and to be able to perform downhand and positional welding on mild steel.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

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