Motive Power Fundamentals - Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles
- 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 of the apprenticeship program, providing you with the opportunity to be exempt (Ministry exam should you choose to pursue an apprenticeship in the motorcycle trade. Additionally, students will cover an eight-week specialization in power sport vehicles. 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. Upon graduation, students can obtain a Motive Power Fundamentals certificate or be eligible to enter directly into the second year of the two-year Motive Power Technician - Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles 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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Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates may hold positions such as apprentice motorcycle 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.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
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).
|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.
|MOTV1280||Small Engines I
Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of small engine operation, component identification and repair. Topics will include safe work practices, tools and equipment, lifting and equipment moving, and small engine assemblies.
|MOTV1290||Introduction to Motorcycles and Power Sport Vehicles
Description: The student will be given an overview of Motorcycle and power sport vehicles systems, plus the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. Basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools, and a basic understanding of hydraulic operations in an applicable trade format will be covered. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.
|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.
|MOTV1650||Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles Work Practices
Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of accepted trade workshop practices and procedures. This includes the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of tools and equipment, bearings, seals and sealants, fasteners, precision measuring equipment, personal safety and legalities, setup and safety for oxy-acetylene cutting and heating.
|MOTV1660||Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles Engines
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of two and four stroke internal combustion engines and assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.
|MOTV1670||Motorcycle Power Trains
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles; testing and servicing of motorcycle primary drive systems, clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, and manual transmissions.
|MOTV1680||Motorcycle Brakes and Chassis
Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle hydraulic brake systems. Also, demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle chassis systems including steering and suspension systems.
|MOTV1690||Motorcycle Electrical/Electronic and Fuel Systems
Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle electrical system circuits and components, electromagnetic devices and motors, cranking and charging systems, lead acid batteries, electrical laws and calculations, and electrical test equipment. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle fuel systems, fuel switches, air induction and carburetors.
|MOTV1700||Power Sport Vehicles Power Trains
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles; testing and servicing of sport vehicle primary drive systems, clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, manual transmissions, hydrostatic drive systems, track systems, and personal water sport propulsion systems.
|MOTV1710||Power Sport Steering, Suspension and Brakes
Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power sport vehicles hydraulic brake systems. Also demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power sport vehicles chassis systems including steering and suspension systems.
|MOTV1720||Power Sport Vehicles Electrical/Electronic and Fuel Systems
Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of sport vehicle electrical system circuits and components. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of sport vehicle fuel systems, fuel switches, air induction and carburetors.
|MOTV1730||Small Engines II
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of small internal combustion engines and assemblies, electrical systems, cylinder heads and valve trains, fuel systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.
|MOTV1740||Inspection and Pre-delivery
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of powered equipment types and applications, and perform pre-delivery inspection service in accordance with safety regulations and specified trade requirements.
- Identify basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles power system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of Motor Cycle and Power Sport Vehicle operation, components and their interrelationships.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles electrical and electronic components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles power train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Identify, inspect, test and maintain basic suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Disassemble and assemble motorcycle and power sport vehicles components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
- Use a variety of test equipment and schematics to assess basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles fuel systems, and subsystems.
- Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic motorcycle and power sport vehicles 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.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
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