Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment
(Optional Co-op)

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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

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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Introduction to Heavy Equipment Service and Repair
MOTV1105

Description:

In this course the student will be given an overview of heavy equipment systems, including the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. Basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools, along with hydraulic and pneumatic operations in an applicable trade format, in addition to motive power safety and WHMIS will be covered. A major component of this course will deal with part and component identification and location.

  • Hours: 182
  • Credits: 9
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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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Trade and Repair Practices
TRCK1710

Description:

In this course, students will cover fastening devices, bearings, seals and sealants and the use of precision measuring tools.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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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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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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Fluid Power Systems
TRCK1140

Description:

In this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of fluid power systems and components. Included in this section will be some basic calculations of pressure, force and area, schematic diagram interpretation, component identification and operation, and maintenance and testing procedures for fluid power systems.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Engine and Fuel Systems I
TRCK1155

Description:

In this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the terminology used on engine blocks, cylinder heads, and valve train components and identify operating principles, maintenance, inspection and service procedures of these components following manufacturers recommendations. Students will also learn the fundamentals of diesel fuel, proper inspection of engine fuel systems, recommend repairs to diesel fuel subsystems and recommend repairs to injectors following manufacturers' recommendations.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Electrical Systems I
TRCK1740

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the principles of electrical theory and laws, and use of electrical test equipment. Students will also demonstrate an ability to trace, test and repair electrical circuits and components, and have a basic knowledge of electromagnetic devices and test and service batteries.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Drive Train and Brake Systems I
TRCK1780

Description:

This course covers the basics of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of power train clutch assemblies, gearing fundamentals, countershaft manual transmissions, driveshafts, power take-off systems (PTO's) and single drive axle assemblies. In addition, students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of hydraulic brake and air brake systems.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term (Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment)
COOP2500

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR1020
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Level 4

Course Details

Engine Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2185

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction, repair, and principles for cylinder heads and valve trains, diesel engine blocks, and gasoline engine operation, testing, diagnosis and repair.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Motive Power Business II
MOTV2265

Description:

This course provides the student with an introduction to the requirements of operating a small business. Entrepreneurial concepts such as business management including feasibility assessment, raising capital, business planning, marketing products and services and managing employees are introduced. The course also covers principles needed to operate a business. Students will develop a formal and thorough business plan, and will utilize prior and concurrent learning in areas of marketing, accounting, finance and operations.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MOTV2205
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Motive Power Shop Management
MOTV2285

Description:

In this course 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.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Trade Practices for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2370

Description:

This course will prepare the student to utilize oxy-fuel heating and cutting equipment, test and repair heating and ventilation systems, test and repair air conditioning systems and identify operator protection devices.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Fuel Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2385

Description:

In this course students will conduct testing procedures for mechanical governor systems and diesel in-line fuel injection pump system service procedures following manufacturers' recommendations and government policies. Students will follow the timing procedures for distributor pump systems and diesel system unit injection system repair procedures following manufacturers' recommendations; in addition to learning the testing procedures for pressure time fuel injection systems, identification of injector replacement precautions following manufacturers' recommendations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Fluid Power for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2400

Description:

In this course students will learn to interpret schematics and perform pressure, force, and area calculations related to hydraulics. Students will also be able to describe the service procedures of hydraulic fluids, reservoirs, and conditioners following manufacturers’ recommendations, replace hydraulic lines and fittings following manufacturers’ recommendations, and recommend repairs of hydraulic control valves following manufacturers’ recommendations and hydraulic pumps.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Steering, Tires & Brake Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2420

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate and implement inspection, servicing, testing and diagnostic procedures. Also, students will recommend reconditioning or performing repairs of steering systems, tires, wheels, hubs and hydraulic brake systems following manufacturers’ recommendations and following safe work practices.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 5

Course Details

Drive Train Systems for Heavy Duty Equipment
MOTV2195

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate repair procedures of drive systems, and testing and repair procedures of power shift transmissions following manufacturers' recommendations and following safe work practices.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engine Failure Analysis
MOTV2215

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.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Diagnostics and Repair
MOTV2221

Description:

In this course, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the purpose, construction and repair of electrical circuit schematic diagrams, heavy duty cranking systems, heavy duty auxiliary systems and electronic fundamentals.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electric Hybrids
MOTV2275

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to different types of hybrids including current and future designs. Students will study safety precautions while operating/working on or with hybrid vehicles, in addition to the operation of hybrid systems, system disable procedures and scan tool diagnostics.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Parts Management
MOTV2300

Description:

In this course students will examine point of purchase including vehicle identification number (VIN) decoding and parts lookup, inventory control procedures, billing and account setups, parts delivery, core and return processes. Independent and dealership models including trade, retail accounts, and job shadowing in a parts environment will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Fuels and Diagnostics
MOTV2450

Description:

In this course students will observe and analyse driveability issues relating to fuels, sensor readings, fault codes and exhaust emission analysis. Students will become familiar with scan tool operation including datastreams and parameters, output controls, data recording, and will also be introduced to multiplexing and CAN BUS.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Analyse, diagnose, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  2. Diagnose and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  3. Diagnose and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  4. Diagnose and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  5. Diagnose and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  6. Diagnose and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  7. Disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  8. Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.
  9. Apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.
  10. Communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.
  11. Use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.
  12. Prepare, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.
  13. Apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.
  14. Assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.
  15. Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  16. 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.