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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.
ACCR-9002AC-025 Accreditation for 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-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.
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

HETC-1020Maintenance
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This course is designed to develop the necessary skills to perform scheduled maintenance on a piece of mobile equipment. Students will have hands-on experience working with the required tools and equipment needed to complete various levels of scheduled maintenance. Students will receive guidance to accurately document their observations during preventative maintenance tasks.

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HETC-1022Wheel Ends, Tires and Brakes
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to diagnose and repair both air brake and hydraulic brake systems, tires, and wheel end components. Students will gain an understanding of safe work practices, terminologies, tools, and equipment used when servicing and repairing brakes,wheels,and tires systems. Both classroom and shop work will be part of the learning experience.

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HETC-1026Air Brakes
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This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills about air brake systems on today’s truck and transport equipment. This course covers safe work practices, tools and equipment and the principles of operation of air brake systems and their components. Students are taught the procedures to inspect, diagnose and maintain dual air brake systems and their components, and their related servicing procedures.

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HETC-1029Powertrain Foundations
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This course will provide students with the working knowledge necessary to identify a variety of standard transmissions, clutches, rear axles, and driveline designs. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities by using manuals, learned knowledge of procedures, and tools to diagnose, service, and repair powertrains and their individual components.

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HETC-1032Suspension, Steering, and Frames
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to work on frames, suspension, structural systems, and steering systems, including safe handling and adjustment of wheel bearings, on and off-road tires, steering gear boxes, and steering geometry.  Beginning with terminology and safe work practices for frames, suspension, and cab systems. This course will cover the tools and equipment used to service and repair, wheel bearings, steering, suspension, frame, and cab systems while working on heavy duty vehicles.

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HETC-1043Hydraulic Foundations
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This course is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge to work on hydraulic systems. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the course explains theories, principles, and calculations needed to diagnose and repair hydraulic systems.

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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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HETC-1177Torque Converters and Automatic Transmissions
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This course will provide the working knowledge necessary to identify automatic transmission and torque converter components, operation, diagnoses and service required to return the equipment to original operating condition.

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HETC-2000Advanced Hydraulic Systems
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This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about hydraulic system testing and diagnostics. This course also covers procedures used to inspect, diagnose, maintain and service hydraulic systems.

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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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WELD-1011Welding
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This course introduces students to the basics of oxyacetylene welding and cutting. Topics include torch safety, hook-up and take down of equipment, types of welding and cutting operations along with practical activities. This course will also provide students with practical skills based on machine shop activities of drilling, tapping and use of measuring and marking tools.

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