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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
AUTO0180 'Z' Air Brake Licence Endorsement

Description: The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) requires every driver of a vehicle with air brakes to have an air brake endorsement on his/her driver's license. Conestoga College is authorized by the MTO to conduct air brake workshops. Successful completion of this workshop will provide you with a document of recognition which will enable you to have your licence 'Z' endorsed by any MTO driver examination office. Brake systems, fundamentals, components, danger signs, pre-trip inspections and adjustments will be covered. Required: Valid class "G" Driver's License.
PLEASE NOTE: Saturday sessions run at Doon Campus, Sunday session runs at the Guelph campus.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1

12   Details
OHS1300 Hoisting and Rigging

Description: Students will learn the theory and practices associated with proper hoisting and rigging operations including safe practices, use of hand signals, and electric hoists. Specific areas of focus include hoisting, rigging hazards, fibre ropes, knots and hitches, hardware, wire rope and slings, rigging tools and devices, and crane operations. Students will apply their knowledge through practical exercises using an overhead crane.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2

24   Details
GINT0227 Motorcycle Restoration I

Description: In this course students are introduced to the construction and operating principles of motorcycle engines, carburetors and related components. Students then move into the shop and have the opportunity to practice and develop skills related to the disassembly, assembly and adjustment of these components.
Hours: 36
Credits: 0

36   Details
MECH1230 Professional Bicycle Mechanic

Description: The bicycle industry is booming and there is a shortage of well-trained, experienced staff with a solid foundation in bicycle mechanics. In this intensive eleven-day, hands-on course, you will gain practical knowledge and experience with all major bicycle components, including: frames, bearings, drive trains and shifting and braking systems, on a variety of bicycle styles and vintages. Two days are devoted to the skilled craft of building bicycle wheels, including design and selection of components for specific uses. Other topics covered include selection and appropriate usage of task-specific tools, organizing and running the service shop, and bicycle sizing and fitting.You will return to your shop ready to confidently troubleshoot, repair, assemble and fit bicycles. The home mechanic will become a pro, and the bike shop pro will take his/her skills to a new level. Use of all shop supplies are included in the course fee. Class location is Winterborne Bicycles at 180 Southgate Drive, Unit 8, Guelph. For further information contact Winterborne at 905-975-5175 or
Hours: 88
Credits: 6

88   Details
MECH1400 Professional Wheel Building

Description: This wheel building certifcation course has been adapted from Winterborne's Professional Bicycle Mechanic course. Bicycle mechanics are often challenged by the daunting task of building a bicycle wheel set. Wheel building is a mechanically and technically challenging aspect of bicycle repair and maintenance. In this course, you will build three wheels (choice of Road, Mountain Bike or Track Wheel). The first wheel is considered a practice where students will build the proper skill foundation of wheel lacing, tensioning, and balancing techniques. The following two wheels, a front and a rear, will comprise a wheel set that you can take home and install on your own bike and keep. Class is held at Winterborne, #8-180 Southgate Dr., Guelph. For more information contact Sky Maracle at 905-975-5175 or
Hours: 20
Credits: 1

20   Details

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