1 Motive Power Technician - Advanced Repair Ontario College Diploma (2 Years - 4 Semesters ) (4044) : : : Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada Section B /1/2016 PROGRAM OVERVIEW Unique to the province of Ontario, the Sault College Advanced Repair program in Motive Power will provide you with thorough knowledge in the automotive sector as well as in the repair of trucks and heavy equipment. Using high-grade, state-of-the-art equipment including the newest tools in the industry, faculty teach a wide breadth of knowledge to give successful graduates of our program an edge over other candidates. Our College has two distinct fully-equipped shops in both the automotive and truck and heavy equipment areas, complete with highly advanced electronic diagnostic equipment as well as cutting-edge simulated repair and computer lab facilities to increase the ease and depth of learning. The lay-out of our shops mimic the actual workplace environment, which helps graduates transfer their skills and learning experience to the real world. Further, we include parts and service and customer service components in our program along with a mock service counter facility that is fully integrated in our shop to practice what is needed to succeed after graduation. Our Motive Power Advanced Repair program is one of only two schools in the province of Ontario that have a Canadian Forces endorsement for this trade. If you are considering a career in the Canadian Forces, you will have accelerated career opportunities through advanced standing as a Motive Power Technician after successfully completing the Sault College program. Designed to prepare you for an exciting career working in the industry to repair a wide variety of cars, trucks and heavy equipment, as well as work with parts and service, this program will teach you how to analyze, diagnose and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies. We also provide each student with hands-on experience based on solid theoretical approaches that work. In this way, you will gain the skills that employers seek by applying advanced knowledge of automotive, truck/coach and heavy equipment vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and currently unemployed, you may qualify for second career funding for this program! To learn more about your options and how to get started, contact us at ADMISSIONS MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Ontario Secondary School Diploma or mature student status. CAREER PATHS
2 The two-year advanced program at Sault College gives graduates a strong foundation to pursue a variety of options for the future. Since our program covers automotive, truck and coach and heavy equipment maintenance and repair procedures, potential job opportunities are truly endless. Whether working as an apprentice in the mining industry with heavy equipment where our grads are very well-compensated, to exciting and secure opportunities in automotive or truck and coach careers, many of our graduates become known in the industry as go-to experts with a passion for troubleshooting and repair. Other careers include exciting opportunities with the Canadian Forces as our program allows graduates to have accelerated career opportunities through advanced standing after successfully completing our program. With exceptional customer service and communication skills taught in addition to in-depth knowledge of mechanical skills including vehicle systems, this program helps graduates succeed long after completing the program in whatever their desired field of interest. OTHER INFORMATION For more information contact Program Coordinator Stephen Kent at ext.2791 or PROGRAM OF STUDY SEMESTER 1 CMM149-3 Practical Communications I MPF100-4 Basic Electricity MPF101-5 Engines MPF102-2 Motive Power Information Technology MPF103-6 Work Practices GEN100-3 Global Citizenship SEMESTER 2 MPF120-2 Automotive Suspension MPF121-2 Automotive Vehicle Systems Maintenance MPF122-4 Brakes MPF123-3 Electrical II MPF124-5 Fuel Systems MPF125-1 Fluid Power Systems MPF126-1 Heavy Duty Vehicle Systems Maintenance MPF127-4 Motive Power Drive Train Systems MPF129-1 Truck Coach Chassis and Suspension Systems MPF130-1 Truck Coach Vehicle Systems Maintenance MPF131-3 Motive Power Environmental Technology SEMESTER 3 MPT200-3 Automotive Alternate & Conventional Fuel & Emissions MPT201-3 Electricity/Electronics MPT202-3 Hydraulic Brake Systems MPT203-4 Internal Combustion Engines II MPT204-4 Mobile Refrigeration MPT205-2 Parts and Service Personnel
3 Select one of the following: GAS103: What in the World is Going On? GAS109: Music and Pop Culture GAS116: Your Two Cents GEN110: Student Selected General Education HDG122: Personal and Academic Success Strategies SSC102: Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada Note: *Students must choose one of the identified Student Selected General Education courses. SEMESTER 4 BUS103-4 Organizational Behaviour MPT230-3 Air Brakes Systems MPT231-3 Automotive Drive Trains MPT232-3 Diesel Alternate & Conventional Fuel & Emissions MPT233-4 Electricity/Electronics II MPT234-3 Heavy Duty Drive Trains MPT235-3 Suspension Systems Note: MPT237 - Motive Power Work Experience is an optional elective for potential graduates in semester 4. It is an unpaid, one day per week placement for a minimum of 8 weeks. Placements give the students the opportunity to showcase their abilities and see what working in the real world is like. The program faculty will assign the work experience placement assignments based on placement preferences, employer constraints, and available placement opportunities. PROGRAM OF STUDY NOTES Note: Several courses in this program are taught in 8-week blocks to facilitate student success. Course Descriptions Semester 1 Practical Communications I (CMM149) (3 credits) This course helps students develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required for various apprenticeship and certificate programs. Practical program-related assignments assist students to acquire the essential skills for their field. As well, students prepare current job-search documents. The principles of writing are taught through the writing process. Basic Electricity (MPF100) (4 credits) In this course, you will be introduced to the basics of electricity and how it can be applied to Heavy Equipment, Truck Coach and Automotive industry. You will be able to identify inspect and test basic electrical and electronic components. Inspect and test batteries, starters and AC charging systems relating to motive power industry. Engines (MPF101) (5 credits) The internal combustion engine course has been designed to give you a sound working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of gasoline and diesel engine assemblies and accessory drive systems. It will also give them the opportunity to dismantle short block assemblies for testing and inspection. Engine lubrication and cooling system construction and testing methods will also be discussed following manufacturers maintenance recommendations. Engine removal and installation procedures will be studied at this time including safe lifting and start up procedures. Motive Power Information Technology (MPF102) (2 credits) This course is designed to provide you with the computer skills required to access trade related electronic service information, process information effectively, communicate on the web and produce
4 documentation. Students will be introduced to variety software applications commonly utilized in the Motive Power industry. Fundamental personal computer components and operation will be covered. Work Practices (MPF103) (6 credits) Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe the legal responsibilities of employees and employers relating to safe work practices, protection of the environment, and operation of lifting rigging, and blocking equipment according to government safety and environmental legislation, be able to use precision measuring tools, be able to perform fastening device installation and removal procedures, be able to describe the repair procedures for bearings, seals, and sealants, be able to identify and perform proper cleaning methods, be able to select and use proper hand tools including electric and pneumatic tools and be able to identify and perform proper lifting techniques using powered lift trucks and all in accordance to and following manufacturers' recommended procedures, government regulations and safe work practices. Global Citizenship (GEN100) (3 credits) The world we are living in is one in which local, national and international issues are interwoven, and the need for us to understand the impact these issues can have on our lives has never been greater! Using a socio-cultural, political and environmental lens, students will view how the world is changing and how to become active agents of change from the local to international level. Important issues such as social injustice, poverty, environmental protection, resource scarcity, sustainability, and health will be addressed. Global citizenship is an opportunity to `Be the Change`. This course meets the Civic Life and Social and Cultural Understanding General Education themes. Semester 2 Automotive Suspension (MPF120) (2 credits) This course deals with the study and interrelationship of essential basic fundamentals, composition, construction and operating principles of automotive suspension and steering and systems. You will also inspect and test suspension and steering assemblies using manufacture maintenance procedures. Automotive Vehicle Systems Maintenance (MPF121) (2 credits) This course is an automotive workplace preparation course. You will perform entry level automotive maintenance tasks. Topics will include: vehicle component and systems identification, wheels and tires, vehicle lubrication and maintenance inspections, seasonal inspection programs and oil life and tire monitor system reset procedures. Work ethics and customer satisfaction will be stressed. Brakes (MPF122) (4 credits) This course deals with the study and interrelationship of essential basic fundamentals, composition, construction and operating principles of hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems. You will also inspect and service hydraulic and pneumatic brake assemblies using manufacturer's maintenance procedures. Electrical II (MPF123) (3 credits) In this course, you will gain an understanding of Automotive and Heavy Duty electrical circuits, wiring diagrams, electro-magnetism and the use of applied test equipment. Construction and operating principles of starters and alternators will be discussed along with proper testing equipment and their uses. Electronic ignition system operation and design will be studied including manufacturer maintenance and diagnostic procedures. Fuel Systems (MPF124) (5 credits) In this course, you will learn the construction, operating principles, testing and service techniques used in fuel systems including, fuel pumps, tanks, lines and sub-systems. Emission controls will be studied focusing on systems purpose and construction. You will also be introduced to electronic gasoline fuel injection and diesel fuel injection systems and electronic diesel fuel injection systems. Fluid Power Systems (MPF125) (1 credits)
5 Upon successful completion of this course, Fundamentals of Fluid Power Systems, you will be able to perform basic calculations of pressure, force, and area using Imperial and System International (S.I.) measurement, be able to interpret basic hydraulic and pneumatic system schematics and symbols, be able to explain the operation of basic hydraulic and pneumatic components, be able to describe the different types of hydraulic fluids and their applications, be able to describe the inspection and testing procedures for hydraulic and pneumatic conductors and fittings, be able to describe a regularly scheduled maintenance service all following manufacturers' recommendations for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, government regulations and safe work practices. Heavy Duty Vehicle Systems Maintenance (MPF126) (1 credits) Upon successful completion of this course, Heavy Duty Equipment Vehicle Systems, you will be able to identify and describe the various types of Off Road Equipment Design types and styles, be able to identify and describe the fundamental basics of crawler type undercarriages, be able identify and describe the various methods of Steering Systems as used on Off Road Heavy Duty Equipment, be able to identify and describe the various types and styles of Ground Engaging Implements as used on Heavy Duty Off Road Equipment. Upon successful completion the student will be able to explain, describe and perform inspection and testing procedures of/to Heavy Duty Equipment Vehicle Systems and be able to describe and perform regularly scheduled maintenance, all following manufacturers' recommendations, government regulations and safe work practices. Motive Power Drive Train Systems (MPF127) (4 credits) In this course, you will be introduced to manual transaxles, differentials and front wheel drive axle assemblies. They will also perform disassembly and reassemble of manual transaxles and differentials. Inspection of gear tooth contact patterns and tracing power flows will also be performed. Automatic transmissions will be introduced focusing on pump types, valves, torque converters and planetary gear sets both simple and compound. Student will also be introduced to specialized tools and equipment utilized in the repair of transmissions. Truck Coach Chassis and Suspension Systems (MPF129) (1 credits) You will learn the different types of truck and trailer chassis used in fifth wheel truck and trailer configurations for short haul and long haul applications involved in both on road and off-road applications. This will include the use of fifth wheel hook ups, converter dollies, and trailer dolly applications. You will learn about truck and trailer frames and types of suspensions used to support and carry the loads for different duty applications involved in short haul, long haul and construction applications. You will also learn about the different types of tires and rims used in the trucking industry and how to properly remove and reinstall onto the different truck and trailer applications. Students will be taught to diagnose and repair chassis and suspension system failures and problems according to the manufacturer's procedures. Truck Coach Vehicle Systems Maintenance (MPF130) (1 credits) You will learn the procedures for servicing truck and coach vehicle systems for the purpose of routine maintenance. This will involve servicing of the truck, bus or tractor and trailer combination vehicles on a monthly maintenance schedule. You will perform engine and power train lubrication fluid inspections and changes, as well as lubrication to chassis steering and suspension components and inspections of brake and brake adjustment systems. You will be required to record data from such vehicles and equipment into the service records similar to that used by trucking and bussing companies and fleets. This will include the creation and setup of such programs that could be adapted to electronic files and storage as so commonly used today. All servicing of this nature would be conducted by using proper safety and maintenance procedures as outline in the proper manufacturer service manuals. Motive Power Environmental Technology (MPF131) (3 credits) Various applications and developments in the area of technology have an increasing impact on all aspects of human endeavour and have numerous social and economic implications. This course will examine the Motive Power industry and its effect on our environment and economy. You will study the fundamentals of
6 new and emerging environmental technology such as: bio mass fuels, electric and hybrid vehicles. You will be exposed to emerging views and gain an understanding of the impact of the social characteristics of transportation technology and its relation to the environment. This course will explore the impacts of these concepts and practices on everyday life. Semester 3 Automotive Alternate & Conventional Fuel & Emissions (MPT200) (3 credits) This course will compare ethanol flex fuel systems to conventional gasoline fuel injection and other alternate hydrocarbon fuel systems. Emission testing will be performed, analyzed and compared to current legislated standards. Students will use industry standard electronic and mechanical test equipment. You will have a sound understanding of fuel injection and emission systems operation, diagnosis and repair. Electricity/Electronics (MPT201) (3 credits) In this course, you will be introduced to electronic components relating to the motive power industry. The student will diagnose and repair electrical and electronic systems. Use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to access electronic circuits and vehicle subsystems such as distributor less ignition systems, restraint systems, charging systems, starting systems and accessories. Hydraulic Brake Systems (MPT202) (3 credits) In this course, you will focus on the construction, repair and diagnosis of modern motive power Hydraulic brake systems. Common sources of vehicle brake problems will be outlined at this time. You will perform system pressure tests to verify proper operation of master cylinders and brake pressure control valves. Internal Combustion Engines II (MPT203) (4 credits) In this course, you will be exposed to common machine shop and reconditioning operations for engine cylinder block and cylinder heads. You will have a sound understanding of engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on students acquiring practical skills for internal and external engine repair procedures such as: engine timing component replacement, valve train service, cylinder head and gasket repairs, cooling and lubrication system repair and engine accessory component diagnosis and repair. Mobile Refrigeration (MPT204) (4 credits) Upon successful completion of this course, you be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of purpose, construction, principles of operation and inspection and testing of heating and ventilation systems. Including: defining the purpose and fundamentals of heating and ventilation systems, be able to describe the construction, types and application of heating and ventilation systems, explain the principles of operation of heating and ventilation systems and perform inspection, testing and diagnosis of heating and ventilation systems following manufacturers' recommendations. Parts and Service Personnel (MPT205) (2 credits) This course is designed to meet industry demands for parts and service personal. You are exposed to fundamental elements of the parts business to enable him/her to competently perform counter sales and service, parts cataloguing, parts invoicing, ordering, inventory control methods, and shipping and receiving. Practical applications are provided that allow the student to use manual and computer aided parts systems. You will also gain essential skills for entry level employment as a Service Advisor. What in the World is Going On? (GAS103) (3 credits) This course will give you the opportunity to build a strong awareness of current global issues. You will explore various media such as radio, TV, internet, newspaper, and magazines. Through discussions, debates, and presentations, students will focus on the main international headlines. Students will discover and develop a view and understanding of the impact of events related to music, entertainment, fashion,
7 sports, politics, economics, world issues, and human-interest stories. Music and Pop Culture (GAS109) (3 credits) This course will give students the opportunity to think creatively and critically about the influence of popular music. Students will explore different music genres (rock, metal, hip hop and rap), their development and social significance. Students may explore music in film, commercials, war and protest, social and civil rights movements, and the contributions of specific artists to contemporary culture. The ways in which popular music has contributed to the current culture and, in turn, how culture has shaped popular music will be examined. Your Two Cents (GAS116) (3 credits) No matter one s lifestyle, income or background, each person has experienced and developed practices to how we relate to money. This course explores our relationship and personal understanding with money, and its place and value in our culture and individual lives. Student Selected General Education (GEN110) (3 credits) For Transfer Credit Purposes only. Personal and Academic Success Strategies (HDG122) (3 credits) This course will prepare you for the rigors of academic life and enable you to develop a personal profile for college and career success. The main focus of this course will include accepting personal responsibility, discovering self-motivation, mastering self-management, employing interdependence, gaining self-awareness, adopting lifelong learning and developing emotional intelligence. In addition, you will develop and produce a `Personal Profile` that will identify your personal learning style, communication style, and personality style to enable you to achieve success in learning about, understanding, and choosing the courses and careers that will lead to personal and professional satisfaction. Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (SSC102) (3 credits) This course will provide the participants with an introduction to the history and cultural survival of Canada`s Aboriginal people. Aboriginal worldview will be identified and discussed in both historical and modern perspectives. Students will review colonization, government policies and legislation, which provide a foundation for understanding modern Aboriginal life in Canada. Semester 4 Organizational Behaviour (BUS103) (4 credits) This is an introductory course which increases the student`s understanding of people as individuals and as members of groups. Such topics as motivation, individual behaviour in groups, group dynamics, leadership, and participative management are explored using small group discussions, films, case studies, and role plays. Air Brakes Systems (MPT230) (3 credits) You learn about the Air Brake Systems used on medium and heavy duty trucks, truck and trailers, and busses used in the on road commercial vehicle industry. They will have in depth training on pneumatic systems as related to the vehicle braking systems as well as in depth training on the mechanical components and pneumatic valves that are used to control the build up of the air pressure and the application of the air for the emergency parking and service brake systems of such vehicles. You will learn how to test and diagnose system problems related to the pneumatic side of the system and take part in the inspection and servicing of the mechanical foundation brakes used in these types of systems. You will also be taught the proper method of brake adjustment for all of the different types of slack adjuster used on these types of vehicles. You will be required to perform mechanical repairs and regular brake adjustment and service procedures according to manufacturer's specifications and the highway traffic act. Automotive Drive Trains (MPT231) (3 credits)
8 In this course, you will be introduced to manual transaxles and front wheel drive axle assemblies. You will also disassemble and reassemble manual transaxles and CV shafts. Automatic transmissions will be introduced focusing on pump types, valves, torque converters, driving and holding devices and planetary gear sets both simple and compound. You will disassemble and trace power flows through an automatic transmission and perform pressure tests. You will also be introduced to four wheel drive and all wheel drive systems focusing on construction and operation. Diesel Alternate & Conventional Fuel & Emissions (MPT232) (3 credits) In this course, you will learn operating principles, trouble shooting and servicing techniques used in diesel fuel systems and subsystems. The course will focus on current past and present fuel systems.it will also explore more environmentally friendly green alternate fuels. Emission control systems will be studied focusing on pollutants and their effect on the environment. Electricity/Electronics II (MPT233) (4 credits) In this course, you will disassemble and repair electrical components used in the motive power trade. You will also diagnose and repair vehicle wiring systems using the online data systems that are available. An introduction into multiplexing systems used in buses, trucks, heavy equipment and automobiles will be provided. Heavy Duty Drive Trains (MPT234) (3 credits) You be introduced to construction, operation, maintenance and adjustment of both highway truck and off road heavy machinery drive trains. The highway truck components will include pull release multi-disc clutches and transmission brakes, tandem differentials and inter-axle differentials. Off-road equipment drive trains encompass over centered clutches, steering clutches and brakes, planetary final drives, torque converters and power shift transmissions. Suspension Systems (MPT235) (3 credits) In this course, you will focus on the construction, repair and diagnosis of motive power suspension systems. Common sources of vehicle vibration related to suspension, driveline and tires would be outlined at this time. An introduction to power steering systems and wheel alignment will also be covered. You will also perform tire and rim safety inspections following Ministry Standards, along with performance of wheel balance and the reading of tire wear patterns.