Motive Power Techniques - Truck and Coach Repair

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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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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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Introduction to Truck and Coach Service and Repair
TRCK1720

Description:

In this course the student is given an overview of truck and coach systems, including the operation and interpretation of precision measuring tools and meters. Basic function and usage of trade related hand and power tools, including motive power safety and WHMIS is also covered. A major component of this course includes part, component identification and location.

  • Hours: 182
  • Credits: 9
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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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Level 2

Course Details

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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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

Program outcomes

  1. Inspect, and test truck/coach operation and components in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  2. Assess and diagnose basic truck/ coach engine systems and components.
  3. Inspect and test basic truck/coach electrical, electronic, fuel and emission systems and components.
  4. Assess and diagnose basic truck/coach drive train systems and components.
  5. Inspect and test basic truck/coach suspension, steering, wheel-end assemblies and brake systems and components.
  6. Disassemble and reassemble components to required specifications.
  7. Test and inspect truck/coach basic hydraulics and pneumatics systems and subsystems.
  8. Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers' updates.
  9. Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
  10. Build and maintain customer relations by following ethical business practices.
  11. Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  12. 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.
  13. Apply basic knowledge of the operating principles to truck and coach systems, subsystems and related components.
  14. Perform soldering operations, welding and cutting using oxy fuel welding using GMAW.