Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Service
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2016 / 2017
About the ProgramConestoga's Motive Power certificate programs provide students with a combination of training at the pre-apprenticeship level and at the apprenticeship level and provide a great pathway to apprenticeship. The program covers all learning outcomes for Level 1 and Level 2 of the apprenticeship program, providing you with the opportunity to be exempt (Ministry exam) should you choose to pursue an apprenticeship in the automotive service trade. At the pre-apprenticeship level, students will receive the theoretical and hands-on shop experience which registered apprentices would normally acquire in the workplace in addition to trade-related skills such as mathematics, computer applications, communications, basic electricity and precision measuring. Graduates may be eligible to enter directly into the second year of the two-year Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service diploma program.
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Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Guelph - September/2016 - Fall | Winter
First-Year Capacity: 30
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1420)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved footwear, safety glasses, and specified hand tools. The College provides all other tools required. The list of required tools is provided to students at the start of the program. Conestoga College Motive Power coveralls are mandatory in all Motive Power post-secondary programs and will be available for purchase at orientation.
Tuition & Fees
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Financial AssistanceThe 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.
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Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates may hold positions such as apprentice automotive service mechanics and work in settings that include service and sales.
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 TransferConestoga 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.
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.
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|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|AUTO1210||Introduction to Automotive Service
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.
Description: This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and activities required in order to identify appropriate and rewarding employment opportunities and to participate in the typical job search process for entry-level roles. Students will learn to evaluate their skills in order to develop self-marketing techniques such as cover letters, resumes, and outlining achievements. Mock interviews will provide the student with interview experience as well as feedback on their strengths and areas to be improved.
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills
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 steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Description: This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
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).
|MOTV1170||Air Conditioning and ODP
Description: A basic understanding of the automotive heater and air conditioning system, including service precautions and Ministry guidelines.
|MOTV1180||Motive Power Safety and WHMIS
Description: Review safe working practices, housekeeping, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment, safety legislation and regulations, WHMIS.
Description: This course is designed to allow the Motive Power student to use precision measuring tools in trade related problems.
|MOTV1210||Drawings, Schematics and Basic Electricity
Description: This course will cover a basic understanding of the electrical flow and sources and a basic understanding of schematic interpretation and trade symbol usage.
|WELD1610||Welding for Motive Power
Description: The students will learn the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.
|AUTO1230||Engine Systems I
Description: Coverage includes two and four cycle internal combustion engines. In depth coverage of engine short block components and assemblies as well as oiling and cooling systems.
|AUTO1250||Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems I
Description: Coverage includes an overview of electrical operation including batteries and battery testing, component testing with electrical meters and the application of electrical mathematical calculations. Basic electrical motor operation and components as well as electronics used in the automotive trade along with purposes and testing procedures. A basic understanding of vehicle emission and manufacturer installed emission control devices and testing procedures.
|AUTO1270||Drive Train Systems I
Description: A basic coverage of gears, levers and mechanical advantage. A thorough coverage of manual drive line components including; Standard transmissions and transaxles, clutch and clutch controls, drive axle assemblies and differentials.
|AUTO1290||Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems I
Description: Coverage includes basic laws governing suspension movement and design, suspension types and components. Braking systems, components and operation. Wheels and tires as well as service safety and precautions for all the above areas.
Description: An understanding of bearings, seals and component fasteners. Shop safety relating to vehicle lifting procedures, basic vehicle maintenance and vehicle service.
|AUTO1220||Air Conditioning Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of major air conditioning systems heating and ventilation systems.
|AUTO1240||Engine Systems II
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and principles for cylinder block assembly components.
|AUTO1260||Electrical/Electronic and Emission Systems II
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical definitions and fundamentals of applied test equipment; the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: major cranking systems and control circuits; charging systems and control circuits; electronic ignition systems and controls; fuel characteristics; gasoline electronic fuel injection systems; and engine management/engine control systems.
|AUTO1280||Drive Train Systems II
Description: Perform visual inspections, diagnosis, troubleshooting & repair of front wheel drive axle assemblies, rear wheel drive assemblies, final drive assemblies, automatic transmissions, transaxles & torque converters.
|AUTO1300||Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems II
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of suspension systems, manual and power steering systems, brake systems and the purpose and application of alignment angles and measurements.
- Identify basic motive power system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic electrical, electronic, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
- Use a variety of test equipment to assess basic electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
- Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic motive power systems and subsystems.
- Communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.
- Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers' updates.
- Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
- Apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service.
- Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
- 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.
- Perform soldering operations, welding and cutting using oxy-fuel and welding using GMAW.
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