Truck and Coach Technician (Apprenticeship)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2018 / 2019
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThis 720-hour program which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the truck and coach technician trade, as well as practical training necessary to complement the on-the-job training experience. See Apprenticeship - General Information.
Program InformationLength: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email Kitchener.Apprenticeship@ontario.ca.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). In addition, MAESD requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on the job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
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 & FeesFees are set by MAESD as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Graduate OpportunitiesTruck and coach technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems, and repair the systems of trucks and buses and could work at dealerships, fleets, municipalities or independent shops.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
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.
Exemption TestingApprentices 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
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
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.
|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.
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.
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.
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of diesel fuel systems, injection principles, injection sub-systems and hydraulic injection systems.
|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.
|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.
|TRCK2010||Trade Practices and Auxiliary Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of arc and GMAW and GTAW welding, information systems and shop communication, cabs and control systems, tractor-trailer and articulating coach configurations.
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction, repair and principles for cylinder heads and valve trains, diesel engine blocks, and gasoline and alternate fuel engine operation, testing, diagnostics and repair.
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical definitions and fundamentals of applied test equipment; the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of the following: heavy duty batteries, heavy duty cranking systems, heavy duty electrical circuit schematics, auxiliary electrical components and electronic fundamentals.
Description: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of deisel fuel injection helix metering, electronic unit Injector IEUI) systems, engine governors, gasoline and alternate fuel injection systems.
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of pull-type clutches and flywheels, mutiple coutershaft transmissions, multi-speed and double reduction drive axles, and power divided tandem axles. Also demonstrate a knowledge of electronic automated standard transmissions.
|TRCK2060||Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of air brake systems, hydraulic and air-over-hydraulic brakes, tire and wheel assemblies, wheel end assemblies, mechanical suspension systems, and air suspension systems.
|TRCK2070||Vehicle Electronic Management and Emission Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of electronic service tools, vehicle computer fundamentals and electronic input circuit components.
|TRCK3010||Trade Practices and Auxiliary Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of truck and coach HVAC systems and regulatory requirements.
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of heavy duty intake systems, exhaust systems, turbochargers, Roots blowers, advanced cooling systems and coolant, lubrication systems, diesel engine brakes and retarders, diesel engine component failure analysis and diagnostics, deisel engine run-in and testing.
|TRCK3035||Electricity and Electronics
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of heavy duty charging systems, ignition systems, electrical component reconditioning and troubleshooting.
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of hydraulically actuated, electronic unit injector systems, (HEUI), electronic unit pumps, time pressure (TP), electronic common rail fuel systems and common rail accumulator fuel systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of torque converter assemblies, automatic transmissions and vehicle retarders, electronically controlled automatic transmissions and transfer case, dropbox and power take-off assemblies.
|TRCK3060||Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of pneumatic circuit interpretation, brake system troubleshooting, ABS and ATC and RDS systems, medium and heavy duty steering axles, medium and heavy duty alignment, mechanical steering gear, hydraulic power assist steering gear, frames and bodies and coupling devices.
|TRCK3070||Vehicle Electronic Management and Emission Systems
Description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of customer and proprietary data programming, mutiplexing, emission controls and testing, hybrid drive systems and collision avoidance systems.
- Apply appropriate trade practices, using and maintaining Truck and Coach shop tools and equipment safely. Employ correct fastening and sealing techniques.
- Describe fluid power and hydraulics.
- Use basic heating, cutting, and welding techniques.
- Employ correct handling procedures for ozone depletion prevention.
- Repair and operate air conditioning systems.
- Perform applied business practices.
- Describe/service suspension, steering and brake systems.
- Describe/service clutch assemblies, manual and automatic transmissions, drive lines, differentials and axle assemblies.
- Describe/service torque converters, sensors and controls.
- Define engine terms and measurements, diagnose failures in internal combustion engine assemblies, describe/service cylinder head and valve train assemblies and components and perform engine re-conditioning procedures.
- Describe/service lubrication and cooling systems.
- Describe/service intake and exhaust systems, injection systems, turbochargers, superchargers, governor systems and their controls.
- Describe electrical/electronic system fundamentals and applied test equipment.
- Describe/service lead acid batteries.
- Describe/service cranking systems, charging systems and control circuits; maintain wiring, lighting, power accessory and instrumentation systems.
- Describe/service electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems and ignition systems.
- Describe/service diesel fuel systems and describe fuel characteristics.
- Describe/service tire and wheel assemblies.
- Describe/ service air brake, ABS and ATC systems.
- Describe /service truck and coach suspension systems.
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.