Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair

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Courses - January 2023

Level 1

Course Details

Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair
AUTO1465

Description:

In this course, the student will be given an overview of motive power safety, WHMIS, and automotive systems; plus the operation and application of automotive tools, meters, and equipment, 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.

  • Hours: 182
  • Credits: 9
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Automotive Repair Practices
AUTO1470

Description:

This course will cover bearings, seals and component fasteners. In addition shop safety relating to vehicle lifting procedures, basic vehicle maintenance and vehicle service will also covered.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Computer Applications
COMP1280

Description:

This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Applied Mathematics
MATH1830

Description:

This course is an applied mathematics course enabling the student to utilize 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).

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Drawings, Schematics and Basic Electricity
MOTV1210

Description:

This course will introduce the student to basic electrical theory, electrical laws, test equipment, and schematic diagrams and symbols.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Motive Power Business I
MOTV2205

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Engine Systems I
AUTO1231

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of two and four cycle internal combustion engines. Course content includes in depth coverage of engine short block components and assemblies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Electrical/Electronic Fuel and Emission Systems I
AUTO1250

Description:

This course provides an overview of electrical operation including batteries and battery testing, component testing with electrical meters, and the application of electrical mathematical calculations. In addition, the course content includes the basic electrical motor operation and components as well as electronics used in the automotive trade along with purposes and testing procedures. Vehicle emission and manufacturer installed emission control devices and testing procedures will also be covered.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 7
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Drive Train Systems I
AUTO1271

Description:

This course provides basic coverage of gears, levers and mechanical advantage, and a thorough coverage of manual drive line components including: standard transmissions and transaxles, clutch and clutch controls, drive axle assemblies and differentials.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Suspension/Steering and Brake Systems I
AUTO1291

Description:

In this course students will learn the basic laws governing suspension movement and design, suspension types and their components. Expanding on the knowledge gained in the Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair, this course will also cover braking systems, their components and operation. Through practical activities students will be able to perform inspection and testing on suspension system components and sub-assemblies, repair of tire and rim assemblies, and brake systems all according to manufacturers’ service procedures. This knowledge will constitute the foundation for key concepts studied later in the program.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Career Launch
CDEV1820

Description:

This course prepares students to conduct an effective job search. Students will explore labour market trends to uncover the hidden job market. Students will learn to identify their transferable skills and market them effectively. They will create targeted resumes and cover letters aimed at employers in their field. Students will learn strategies to communicate their skills effectively in an interview. They will explore the skills, attitudes and expectations needed to successfully transition into the workplace. Throughout the duration of this course, a personalized job search plan will be created to support their future career goals.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Legal Issues in Motive Power
MOTV2250

Description:

This course will review 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).

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Welding for Motive Power
WELD1610

Description:

In this course the student 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 include safe operating principles, applications, equipment set up and troubleshooting.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Program outcomes

  1. Identify basic automotive system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  2. Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
  3. Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive electrical, electronic, fuel and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
  4. Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
  5. Identify, inspect, and test basic automotive suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.
  6. Disassemble and reassemble automotive components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  7. Select and use a variety of test equipment to assess basic electronic circuits, automotive systems, and subsystems.
  8. Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic automotive systems and subsystems.
  9. Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers' updates.
  10. Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
  11. Apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service.
  12. Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  13. 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.
  14. Apply basic knowledge of the operating principles to automotive systems, subsystems and related components.
  15. Perform soldering operations; welding and cutting using oxy-fuel; and welding using GMAW.