FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MARPF-CT Marine and Powersports Technician

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
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.

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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.

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SAFE-1033
WRKE-1279 and AUTO-1279 are corequisites.
COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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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.

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-1010Product Familiarization and Trade Related Documents
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This course is designed for students to familiarize themselves with marine and powersports products. They will learn about the product groups, manufacturers, and models. Safe product handling and vehicle controls will be demonstrated. Students will learn how to utilize trade documentation including parts diagrams, service manuals, work orders, and service bulletins. Students will learn to locate and interpret serial and model numbers.

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MARP-1011Unit Assembly and Seasonal Storage
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This course will enable students to receive and handle crated units. They will learn the importance of proper unit assembly and pre-delivery inspections. Seasonal storage procedures and freeze protection will be performed on equipment and respective trailers. Students will demonstrate proper cleaning and shrink-wrapping techniques of boats and personal watercraft.

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MARP-1012Fuel Systems
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This course is designed for students to learn basic carburetion theory of operation. Students will learn to identify major carburetor components and circuits as well as be able understand the different fuel supply system components and explain their operation. They will learn about gasoline and fuel system safety, and practice carburetor cleaning, adjusting, and maintenance. An introduction to electronic fuel injection will also be discussed.

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MARP-1013Primary Drives
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This course is designed to provide students with the principles of primary drive systems. Belt, chain, gear, and hydraulic drives will be discussed. Driveline adjustments and maintenance will be performed. Continuously variable transmission operation and common clutches will be explained. Gear ratio and torque multiplication calculations will be practiced.

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MARP-1014Suspension, Steering and Brakes
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This course will cover the inspection, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of various steering, suspension systems and components. Steering alignments will be performed. Suspension system inspections and adjustments will be demonstrated. Procedures used to adjust, diagnose, repair and replace braking system components are also covered. A thorough review of math calculations will be included as well as Pascal's law of hydraulic fluids.

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MARP-1015Wheels, Tires and Equipment Maintenance
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about tires when working with motorcycle, ATVs, and related trailers. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the course covers tire codes and sidewall markings as well as the tools and equipment related to tires and wheels. Tire changing, balancing, and repair will be practiced. Rationale for scheduled maintenance items will be discussed. Locating manufacturer maintenance tables will be performed. Maintenance on various equipment types will be demonstrated.

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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 scan tools and multimeters, 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.

SEMR-9545AC-216 Accreditation for Level 1
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Students completing the Marine & Powersports Technician - Certificate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (70%) or higher will be accredited with Manitoba Apprenticeship Level 1 status for the Marine and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Trade.

TRAN-1027Electrical Fundamentals
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This course is designed to provide 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. This course will cover schematics, symbols, maintenance and testing of batteries, and the introduction to starting, ignition, and charging systems.

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

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SAFE-1033
AUTO-1279 and WRKE-1279 are corequisites
WRKE-1290Work Experience
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Students will have the opportunity of gaining valuable real-life work 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:

  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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