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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.
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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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
WRKE-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.

HETC-1015AC-025 Accreditation for Level 1
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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-1021Suspension and Frames
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This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to work on frames, suspension and structural systems, 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 suspension, frame, and cab systems while working on College vehicles.

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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-1023Clutches and Manual Transmissions
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This course will provide students with the working knowledge necessary to identify a variety of standard transmission and clutch designs, as well as the individual components. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to understand the function and operation of the clutch and standard transmissions while following procedures required to service, diagnose, and repair or overhaul a clutch or standard transmission system.

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HETC-1024Drivelines and Rear Axles
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This course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to identify a variety of rear axle designs,and driveline configurations. These will include front wheel drive, tandem axle, single axle, and tag axles in 4+4, 4+2, and 4+6 configurations. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities by using manuals, learned knowledge of procedures, and tool usage to diagnose, service or repair driveline and rear axle assemblies. 

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HETC-1025Front-End and Steering
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This course will provide students with the theory and understanding of the purpose and function of steering systems, including safe handling and adjustment of wheel bearings, on and off road tires, steering gear boxes, and steering geometry. Students will be given an opportunity to demonstrate classroom learning and ability by diagnosing, repairing, and adjusting wheel bearings, wheel hubs, manual or power steering boxes, and steering sub systems.

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HETC-1026Air Brakes
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HETC-1027Hydraulics and Air Conditioning
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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-9001LEARN Access
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HETC-9002LEARN Access
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HETC-9003LEARN Access
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HETC-9004LEARN Access
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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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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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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.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1033 or AUTO-1203
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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