Motive Power Technician - Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles
- Ontario College Diploma
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2016 / 2017
About the ProgramThe Motive Power Technician - Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles diploma program may be right for you if you are interested in opening your own shop, or becoming a parts manager or working with specialized technology. This program provides a strong technical base and also focuses on motive power business, shop management and parts management. Conestoga's Motive Power diploma programs provides a strong foundation in general and specific trade-related academics, safety training, technical skills, and the business skills needed to succeed. The program is structured to provide the theoretical and work-related experience which registered apprentices normally acquire in the first two years in the workplace. Students also develop safe working practices in the use of machinery, tools and equipment and will be able to apply basic communication, documentation, information technology and computer skills to support working in the motive power industry. In these programs, students may have the opportunity to challenge (Ministry exam) their Level 1 of the in-school apprenticeship training.
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Program InformationLength: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Guelph - September/2016 - Fall | Winter | 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 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades and Apprenticeship (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.
- Those who possess a Red Seal or an Ontario College Motive Power certificate, as well as motive power journeypersons, may be eligible to enter directly into the second year of the program.
- 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 motorcycle mechanics, service writers, shop managers, and business owners, and work in settings that include manufacturing, 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. 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.
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|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.
|MOTV2205||Motive Power Business I
Description: This course will introduce students to the foundations of Business both in Canada and globally. Students will study various business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, finance and operations management.
|MOTV2210||Engine Failure Analysis
Description: This course will examine the causes of engine failure. The student will demonstrate analytical skills to determine the reasons for engine failure by examining wear factors, oil analysis and macroscopic/microscopic examination and failed components.
|MOTV2220||Advanced Electrical Systems
Description: In this course the student will continue to build off of previous electrical knowledge. Components will include wiring diagrams, electrical/electronic components identification and operation, electrical/electronic diagnosis and test procedures and electrical/electronic replacement procedures and programming.
|MOTV2240||Power Train Types and Fault Diagnostics
Description: Student will diagnose common failures in driveline, differential, transmission and coupling devices. The students will learn the fundamentals of vibration analysis, the effects of overloading (i.e. power adders) and correct repair techniques.
|MOTV2250||Legal Issues in Motive Power
Description: This course will look at the legal issues in the Motive Power Trades that cover subjects pertaining to Environmental issues, Liens Act, Vehicle Safety Inspection and sign-off , liabilities and Health and Safety Legislation issues (OHSA).
Description: This course is an advance supplement to the fuel and diagnostic section. It is designed to expose the students to the types, benefits and disadvantages of each alternative fuel that is currently available to the transportation industry. These include but are not limited to, Bio diesel, Ethanol, Methanol, Blended fuels, Hydrogen and Flex Fuel equipped vehicles.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
|MOTV2230||Fuels and Diagnostics
Description: Students will observe and analyze drivability issues relating to fuels, sensor readings and faults and exhaust emission analysis. Students will also become familiar with scan tool data parameters, output controls and data recording. Also studied will be fuel and diesel injection systems, exhaust treatments, advancements and diagnostics.
|MOTV2265||Motive Power Business II
Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to the requirements of operating a small business. Introduces the entrepreneurial concepts of business management including feasibility assessment, raising capital, business planning, marketing products and services and managing employees. The course covers principles needed to operate a business. Students will develop a formal and thorough business plan. Students will utilize prior and concurrent learning in areas of marketing, accounting, finance and operations,
Description: The main focus of this course is to introduce the students to different types of hybrids including current and future designs.
|MOTV2285||Motive Power Shop Management
Description: The student will study proper shop documentation, repair orders, service reports, warranty claims and equipment maintenance responsibilities. This can include pay structures, customer retention, waste management and recall notices. Shop organization and reporting structure of different types of businesses will also be studied.
|MOTV2290||Advanced Technology Research Project
Description: Students will chose an area of advanced Motive Power Technology, then design a project to test results of experiments to improve system(s) efficiencies or operations.
Description: In this course students will examine inventory control, stock and restocking systems and procedures, updating inventory obsolete stock, parts request procedures and special order parts and terms. Comparison between dealership and independent operation.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
- Analyse, diagnose and solve various motorcycle and sport vehicle power system problems by using problem solving and critical thinking skills and strategies, and by applying fundamental knowledge of motorcycle and power sport vehicle operation, components and their interrelationships.
- Diagnose and repair motorcycle and power sport vehicle engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair motorcycle and power sport vehicle electrical and electronic components and systems, and personal safety systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose and repair motorcycle and power sport vehicle drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Diagnose, repair and maintain suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
- Disassemble and assemble motorcycle and power sport vehicle components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
- Use a variety of test equipment, schematics, and troubleshooting techniques to assess motorcycle and sport vehicle electrical/electronic systems, fuel systems, and subsystems.
- Apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of motorcycle and sport vehicle 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, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems to appropriate standards.
- Apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
- Assist in quality-control and quality assurance programs and procedures.
- 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.
Program Advisory ConsortiaThe College appoints Program Advisory Consortia members for apprenticeship programs. The committee acts as a sponsor group to register student apprentices in some of the programs they oversee. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
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