FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS AUTTF-CT Automotive Technician-Certificate

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
MATH-1196Math
3
SAFE-1028WHMIS
0
Term 2Credit Hours
AUTO-1217Brakes
6
SCIE-1023Science
3
Electives
3
5
Term 3Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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ACCR-9001AC-059 Accreditation Level 1
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AUTO-1176Advanced 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.

Prerequisites:
Take SAFE-1033 (or AUTO-1203) with either TRAN-1028 or AUTO-1222.
AUTO-1214Vehicle 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-1216Suspension 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-1217Brakes
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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-1223Tires and Drivelines
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about tires, wheels, driveshafts, and axles when working with modern vehicles and light trucks. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the unit covers tire codes and sidewall markings, types of driveshafts and axles, as well as the tools and equipment related to tires, wheels and drivelines. This course also covers procedures used to diagnose, repair, and replace tires, wheel assemblies, hubs, TPMS sensors, u-joints, and CV Axles.

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AUTO-1279Service Advisor
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This course is designed to introduce the students to the role of the Service Advisor in the Transportation industry.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 or AUTO-1203
FIEL-1279 and AUTO-1279 are corequisites.
AUTO-2215Advanced 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-1215).

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AUTO-2276Advanced 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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COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

FIEL-1279Service Advisor Field Experience
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This is the field experience portion of the Service Advisor course. In this course the students will spend time in the industry, shadowing and learning from a service advisor.

Prerequisites:
Take SAFE-1033
FIEL-1279 and AUTO-1279 are corequisites.
FIEL-2000Field Experience
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Students will have the opportunity of gaining valuable real-life field experience with an industry partner of their choice or 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:

    Successfully completed all first-year courses;
    Maintained a GPA of 2.0 or better in 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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HETC-1174Engine Management
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This course is designed to familiarize the student with primary diesel fuel system components on mobile equipment. Course material will cover the characteristics of fuels and how each component functions under various operating conditions. Safe handling of fuels along with testing, diagnosing, and servicing of components will also be covered in a shop environment.

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HETC-1175Diesel Engine Overhaul
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This course will allow students to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to overhaul a diesel engine,components or subassemblies.This is a hands-on course that allows students the time to become proficient in the use of tools, manuals and measuring equipment, while following OEM overhaul procedures.


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MARP-1173Lawn and Garden
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This course is designed to provide knowledge on the maintenance and repair of lawn and garden equipment including lawn mowers, snowblowers, garden tractors, chainsaws, and other hand held gasoline powered equipment. Safe handling and operation of equipment will be demonstrated; diagnosing and correcting problems in the ignition system, fuel system, and drive system will be practiced; blade and chain sharpening will be practiced.

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MARP-1178Powersports Performance and Tuning
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This course is designed for performance minded students. Engine modifications for increased power output will be discussed as well as turbo and supercharger operation. Fuel system mapping and carburetor tuning will be demonstrated utilizing our Dynojet 250ix motorcycle/ATV dynamometer. Continuously variable transmission tuning and marine propping theory will be provided.

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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.

SAFE-1033Shop 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 hand and power tools, shop equipment, and fasteners. Safe vehicle hoisting and jacking will be taught. 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 V.I.N. numbers, service information, and the preparation of trade related documents may also be covered.

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.

TRAN-1003Electrical Foundations
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This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge of relevant electrical principles and ideas used on modern vehicles and equipment. The course will look at terminology, design, and components used in electrical circuits. Series and parallel circuits, diagnostic test equipment usage, schematics, symbols, and theory and maintenance of batteries will be covered.

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TRAN-1028Engine Fundamentals
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This course will enable students to develop the necessary skills to distinguish between a four-cycle and two-cycle engine, and perform common engine calculations like displacement and compression ratio. Students will be able to identify engine components and their function, and maintenance requirements and relationship to engine operation. Shop activities will allow students to demonstrate proper procedures for measurement, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines. Lubrication, cooling, intake, and exhaust systems will be discussed.

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TRAN-2003Electrical Systems
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This course is a continuation of TRAN-1003 Electrical Fundamentals. This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of vehicle and equipment electrical systems. An introduction to starting, charging, and ignition systems will be covered. The diagnosis and repair of these systems and circuits using tools, schematics, and service information will be practiced. 

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