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Motive Power Fundamentals

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
0723
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
GU
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The objective of the Motive Power Fundamentals program is to provide the student with a combination of theory and hands-on training in four motive power trades at the introductory level. Students will learn skills in automotive service technician, truck and coach technician, truck trailer service technician, heavy duty equipment technician, and motorcycle and power sport technician. Students will also study computer applications and trade science to support their learning. Graduates may choose to enter the workforce or may continue their motive power training as an apprentice or they may continue their studies in a technician-related college program.

For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Guelph - August/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Guelph
Start: August

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2015-2016 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Motive Power Fundamentals - Program # 0723

Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-08-29)
Description Fall 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $0.00 $1420.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $0.00 $82.50 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $0.00 $1742.96 $0.00
Year Total       $3771.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Motive Power Fundamentals - Program # 0723


Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-08-29)
Description Fall 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $0.00 $5850.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $0.00 $82.50 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $0.00 $6547.96 $0.00
Year Total       $13645.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may choose to enter the workforce with mathematics and communication upgrading. Graduates of Motive Power Fundamentals may continue their motive power training as an apprentice or they may continue their studies in a technician-related college program.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
AUTO1400 Basics of Automotive Service Theory

Description: The student will be given an overview of automotive systems, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, automotive equipment, and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1410 Basics of Automotive Service Shop

Description: The student will learn about safe shop procedures, basic automotive service procedures, including fluids inspection and service, wheel and tire service and other vehicle sub-component service. The students will also learn inspection and diagnosing of basic brake inspection service, hoisting and jacking procedures and treatment of customer's vehicles. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1420 Basics of Automotive Electrical

Description: The student will be introduced to basic direct current electrical theory and practical projects. The material will cover components, series and parallel circuits and component service, including batteries, fuses and bulbs. The student will also use meters to test components to determine condition of components.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

AUTO1430 Basics of Suspension, Steering and Brake Systems

Description: The student will be introduced to basic suspension, steering and brake systems, with respect to hydraulics, service and measurement of components. The students will learn to service brake and steering components to maximize their service duty in the shop environment.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1105 College Reading and Writing Skills Part I

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the writing process (planning, writing, and revising) to respond to written prompts.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1290 Computer Applications I

Description: This course will introduce students to the use of Word, a word processing program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents. The student will cover formatting techniques, document layout, web searches and the differences in operating systems.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1740 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel

Description: The students will have a basic coverage of theory and practical applications of oxy-fuel welding and cutting, brazing and soldering and heating applications. Students will learn the safe setup procedures for an oxy-fuel welding and cutting set, demonstrate heating and cutting, brazing applications and fusion welding of thin gauge material.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
COMM1115 College Reading and Writing Skills Part II

Description: This course is a continuation of College Reading and Writing Skills Part I. This second course prepares students for longer post-secondary writing tasks that may include research and documentation.
Hours: 20
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: COMM1105
CoRequisites:

COMP1300 Computer Applications II

Description: This course will introduce students to the use of a spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TRCK1520 Basics of Heavy Duty Truck Systems Theory

Description: The course will introduce the student to the operation of tools and equipment in a truck shop environment. The course will include precision measuring equipment, shop safety, electrical systems introduction, general vehicle maintenance, cab controls, brake systems, drive trains, engine systems and fuel systems.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TRCK1530 Basics of Heavy Duty Truck Systems Shop

Description: The course will introduce the student to the operation of tools and equipment in a truck shop environment. The course will include precision measuring equipment, shop safety, electrical systems introduction, general vehicle maintenance, cab controls, brake systems, drive trains, engine systems and fuel systems in a practical shop setting.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TRCK1540 Basics of Truck Trailer Service Theory

Description: The student will be given theory of truck trailer operation and systems. This will include trailer brake systems, tires and wheels, trailer electrical systems and other subcomponents. The material will give an overview of the theory behind the operation of these systems. In addition, a major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TRCK1550 Basics of Truck Trailer Service Shop

Description: The student will demonstrate service to trailer brake systems, tires and wheels, trailer electrical systems and other subcomponents. The student will also inspect and diagnose frame and body components for mechanical fitness. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1760 Introduction to the SMAW Process

Description: A basic coverage of theory and practical applications to the SMAW process, including electrode selection, and basic welding techniques. The students will learn electrode classifications, electrical principles, joint design and basic weld symbols. In the practical shop environment the student will practice stringers and fillet welds with different thicknesses and various electrodes.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
CDEV1000 Career Development Introduction

Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching 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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1930 Applied Mathematics I

Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, ratio and proportion 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: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1450 Basics of Motorcycle, Recreational Vehicles and Small Power Equipment Theory

Description: The student will be given an overview of motorcycles, recreational vehicles and small engine powered systems, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, diagnostic equipment and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location and scheduled maintenance.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1460 Basics of Motorcycle, Recreational Vehicles and Small Power Equipment Shop

Description: The student will demonstrate and perform maintenance on equipment, including requirements of subcomponents, hourly maintenance schedules and follow manufacturer's recommended schedules. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of service to motorcycles, quads, snowmobiles and small engine powered equipment, including lubrication, wheel and tire and track service, power drive systems and controls.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1470 Basics of Small Engine Theory

Description: The student will learn to identify and classify two stroke cycle and four stroke cycle engines and components. Also the student will cover fuel systems, electrical systems, lubrication systems, ignition system and maintenance and diagnostic schedules.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1480 Basics of Small Engine Shop

Description: The student will demonstrate and perform repairs to small engines, including diagnostics, assembly and disassembly of two and four stroke cycle engines. Also, the student will service fuel systems, electrical systems, lubrication systems, ignition systems and set maintenance and diagnostic schedules. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1770 Introduction to the GMAW Process

Description: The students will have a basic coverage of theory and practical applications of the GMAW process, including electrode selection, shielding gases and basic welding techniques. In the practical shop environment the student will practice stringers and fillet welds with different thicknesses and positions.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
MATH1940 Applied Mathematics II

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: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1930
CoRequisites:

MOTV1240 Basics of Heavy Equipment Service Theory

Description: The student will be given an overview of heavy equipment systems, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, diagnostic equipment and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location. This will also include hydraulics and pump operation theory.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1250 Basics of Heavy Equipment Service Shop

Description: The student will be given an overview of heavy equipment systems, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, diagnostic equipment and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location. This will also include hydraulics and pump operation theory.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1260 Basics of Heavy Equipment Maintenance Theory

Description: The student will be given an overview of Heavy Equipment Maintenance, plus the operation and interpretation of tools, diagnostic equipment and meters, including basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location and scheduled maintenance.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MOTV1270 Basics of Heavy Equipment Maintenance Shop

Description: The student will demonstrate and perform maintenance on equipment, including lubrication requirements of subcomponents, hourly maintenance schedules and follow manufacturer's recommended major maintenance schedules. The practical servicing of components will include brake systems, tires and wheels and tracks, electrical systems and other subcomponents.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS1000 Trade Science

Description: This course will enable the student to understand the science principles and apply the basic principles of applied mechanics, including hydraulic principles, mechanical advantage, force, torque, efficiency, levers, moments, friction, potential and kinetic energy. The student will also be able to apply the basic principles of strength of materials including composition and properties of materials, stress and strain, tension, compression, shear, torsion, and stresses. As well, the student will have a basic understanding of the principles of thermodynamics including heat transfer, specific heat, temperature, coefficients, thermal expansion, latent heat, conduction, convection, radiation and refrigeration.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1780 Introduction to the GTAW Process

Description: The students will have a basic coverage of theory and practical applications of the GTAW process, including electrode and filler metal selection, shielding gases and basic welding techniques. In the practical shop environment the student will practice stringers and fillet welds with different thicknesses and positions.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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