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Pre-Apprenticeship Truck and Coach/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
0464
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

The Pre-Apprenticeship Truck and Coach/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program consists of 23 weeks in-school and 8 weeks on-the-job and will equip students with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice. The curriculum provides the student with Commercial Vehicle common core Level 1 apprentice training, to increase the student's general level of knowledge about the Truck and Coach/Heavy Duty Equipment Technician industries. An eight week placement, academic upgrading and employment strategies are also included in the program curriculum. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

For more information please contact preapp@conestogac.on.ca or (519) 824-9390 ext. 5484.

Program Information

Length: 31-week Certificate program
Location: Guelph
Start: March
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

What is Apprenticeship?

For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.

Tuition & Fees

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may choose to pursue an apprenticeship in the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET), Truck and Coach (T&C) Technician, or enter other motive power disciplines such as Farm Equipment Technician or Power Lift Truck Technician.

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

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0464)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ATST1010 Academic Upgrading

Description: This component will include those subject areas as identified by the assessment tests and/or the student's current academic credentials as requiring upgrading. Most students will require some degree of Math upgrading and in anticipation of this, the department has created a Pre-Apprenticeship Math for Construction course which may include calculator use, whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, integers, formula manipulations, ratio and proportion, metric measurement, geometry (2D & 3D) and basic trigonometry. English objectives may include reading, basic grammar, forms, letter writing and report writing. Access to upgrading will be offered on an ongoing basis throughout the length of the training period. Participants that do not possess the academic entry to the trade will prepare to take the GED test prior to the work placement component.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
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COMP1127 Computer Applications

Description: Students will receive training on computer operating systems (Windows), as well as training on basic word processing and spreadsheets.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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ETR1120 Employment Strategies and Workplace Exposure

Description: Students will prepare to enter the job market and will be given the opportunity explore a variety of workplaces in this course. Life-long career planning strategies will be the focus including networking, interview and researching skills; developing a personalized resume and cover letter; and understanding current labour market information. They will also develop and enhance skills in teamwork, decision making and goal setting. A variety of workplace tours will be included to increase their knowledge of the trade and industry.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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MOTV1955 Motive Power Safety, WHMIS, and ODP

Description: Review safe working practices, housekeeping, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment, safety legislation and regulations, WHMIS. The student will be given an opportunity to do an ODP certification seminar.
Hours: 22
Credits: 2
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MOTV1960 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
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MOTV1970 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
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TRCK1600 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
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TRCK1610 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
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WELD1930 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
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WELD1940 Introduction to 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
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Level 2
TRCK1010 Trade Practices

Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of recommended trade work practices; 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.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
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TRCK1020 Fluid Power Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluid power fundamentals, components, graphic symbols and principles of operation. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fluids, filters, conductors and connectors and setting up a proper maintenance schedule.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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TRCK1030 Engine Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, engine types and components, operating principles, testing and servicing of diesel combustion engine assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
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TRCK1040 Electrical Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the principles of electrical theory and laws, and use of electrical test equipment. Demonstrate an ability to trace, test and repair electrical circuits and components. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of electromagnetic devices and test and service batteries.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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TRCK1050 Fuel Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of diesel fuel systems, injection principles, injection sub-systems and hydraulic injection systems.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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TRCK1060 Drive Train Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles; testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, countershaft manual transmissions, driveshafts, PTO's, universal joints and single drive axle assemblies.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
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TRCK1075 Wheel End Assemblies and Brake Systems

Description: Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of hydraulic brake and air brake systems, and wheel end assemblies.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
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Level 3
FPLT1160 Field Placement (Pre-Apprenticeship Truck and Coach/Heavy Equipment Technician)

Description: Students will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the respective trade. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and will demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills.
Hours: 280
Credits: 10
Pre-Requisites: ETR1120
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Program Objectives

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  • To apply for this program, please contact 519-824-9390, ext. 5484 or 519-885-0300, ext. 5484 or preapp@conestogac.on.ca.


Kristen Goetz
kgoetz@conestogac.on.ca
519-885-0300 ext 5484
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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