AUTTF-CT Automotive Technician-Certificate

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
3
MATH-1196Math
3
SAFE-1028WHMIS
0
Term 2Credit Hours
AUTO-1208Brakes
7
AUTO-1209Body and Trim
2
AUTO-2201Hybrids
2
1
SCIE-1023Science
3
Electives
3
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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AUTO-1031AC-059 Accreditation for Level 1
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Students completing the Automotive Technician - Certificate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (70%) or better will be accredited with apprenticeship Level 1 status for the Automotive Service Technician trade.

AUTO-1200Basic Electrical
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This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge of the electrical principles as used on today's modern vehicles. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the unit covers basic electrical theory, battery related testing, electrical components and their purpose and operation. This course also covers basic procedures used to diagnose and repair electrical systems and components, including the measurement of voltage, resistance and amperage.

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AUTO-1202Engine Fundamentals
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The Engine Fundamentals course is designed to provide students with knowledge of engine construction and the principles of operation. Beginning with terminology and internal combustion principles, this course covers the types of engine classifications and configurations, major engine components and types of valve train configurations. The calculations related to engine displacement, compression ratios, horsepower, area and volume will also be covered.

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AUTO-1203Shop Safety and Tools
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This course will provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills that are required to safely and effectively use power and hand tools, shop equipment and fasteners, as well as hoist, jacks and stands. Instruction will include basic shop operations, and the use of the measuring tools and metal fabrication tools that are used to cut, drill and tap metal. The use of scan tools and multimeters, V.I.N. numbers, service information, and the preparation of trade related documents, will also be covered in this course.

AUTO-1204Tires, Wheels and Hubs
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about tires, wheels and hubs when working with modern vehicles and light trucks. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the unit covers tire codes and sidewall markings as well as the tools and equipment related to tires, wheels and hubs. This course also covers procedures used to diagnose, repair and replace tires, wheel assemblies, hubs and TPMS sensors.

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AUTO-1205Drive Shafts and Axles
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to confidently work on drive shafts and axles on automotive cars and light trucks. The course begins with basic terminology and safe work practices and covers types of drive shafts, drive shaft components, axles and their components. The course also covers the procedures used to adjust, diagnose, repair and replace drive shafts and axles. This course includes theory along with practical instructional methods.

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AUTO-1206Vehicle Maintenance
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This course will introduce students to the common service and maintenance procedures performed on vehicles and light trucks. Topics will include inspection, service and fluid exchange procedures for: engines, transmissions, differentials, transfer cases, power steering and brake systems. Basic undercarriage and underhood inspection as well as seasonal maintenance procedures will also be explored.

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AUTO-1207Suspension and Steering
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This course will cover the inspection, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of various steering and suspension systems and components.

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AUTO-1208Brakes
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about braking systems when working with today's automotive vehicles and light trucks. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the unit covers hydraulic principles and the types of braking systems including their components and operation. The unit also covers the procedures used to adjust, diagnose, repair and replace braking system components. A thorough review of math calculations will be included as well as Pascal's law of hydraulic fluids.

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AUTO-1209Body and Trim
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about body components and trim when working with today's modern vehicles. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, this course covers body components and accessories and the types of electrical/electronic systems used in body and trim. This course also covers types and sources of noise, vibration and harshness, as well as the proper procedures used to adjust, diagnose, repair and replace body components and trim.

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AUTO-1210Work Experience
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Students will experience real life situations while spending time at a repair facility of their choice, or at one chosen by a core instructor. During this time, the student will shadow a licensed technician and observe actual repair and diagnostic techniques. Students will be responsible for recording all tasks and repairs into a College-issued Log Book during their time out in industry.

Academic Requisites/Eligibility:
  1. Successfully completed all first-year courses;
  2. Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in the program;
  3. Completed all coursework to date (no missing assignments);
  4. Demonstrated workplace readiness through consistently professional conduct throughout the program.

These requirements apply right up until the start of work placement. An arranged placement may be canceled should a student fail to fulfill the eligibility requirements.

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AUTO-1211Advanced Drivelines
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This course will cover the fundamentals of drivelines in the modern automotive vehicle. Topics to be included are clutches, differentials, standard and automatic transmissions. Maintenance and minor service procedures relating to these systems will also be explored.

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AUTO-2200Advanced Electrical
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This course will cover the fundamentals of electronics and solid state devices, electromagnetism, and starting and charging systems. It is designed to build on the principles learned in the Basic Electrical course (AUTO-1200).

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AUTO-2201Hybrids
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This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to current-generation hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Topics in this course include the fundamentals of hybrid technology and the types of hybrid powertrain, along with the hazards, safe working procedures and specialized equipment that is used when working with high voltage hybrid and electric vehicles.

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AUTO-2202Advanced Engine Repair
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The Advanced Engine Repair course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the operation and repair of the internal combustion engine. The course will cover engine diagnosis and repair, cooling and lubrication systems, engine disassembly and reassembly, as well as the replacement of timing belts and chains.

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COMM-1105Communications
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This course teaches the foundations of effective communication in the workplace, including basic technical writing, interpersonal skills and oral presentations. The job search module includes the preparation of a trade-specific resume and cover letter, the development of effective interview skills, and the exploration of professional presence online (individual and corporate).

COMM-2105Communications
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Students will build on the foundations of the effective communication practices and strategies learned in COMM-1105. The focus will be on a continuing practice of interpersonal skills, oral presentation, and technical writing. Students will refine their job search documents and job interview skills, and they will ensure their online profile and presence is professional.

MATH-1196Math
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to use mathematics with precision, resourcefulness and confidence as it applies to the automotive service trade. Beginning with a review of basic mathematical operations, this course of study will progress towards the more advanced mathematical topic areas that an automotive service technician needs to work with in order to perform the tasks of the trade in an effective and accurate fashion.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SCIE-1023Science
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about the basic scientific principles on which the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems of the automobile are based. Matter and energy, heat and thermodynamics, metallurgy, simple machines, basic hydraulics, basic electricity and basic engine fundamentals and engine performance calculations are the areas that will be covered in this course.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

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