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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-9005AC-329 Accreditation for Level 2
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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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Take AUTO-1203 or take AUTO-1035.
AUTO-1213Engine Mechanical Systems
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This foundational course will enable students 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. Students will demonstrate proper procedures for measurement, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines including lubrication, cooling, intake, and exhaust systems.

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AUTO-2050Introduction to Electronics
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This course builds on the knowledge base of the Basic Electrical course, and prepares students for diagnosing electrical, electronic and drivability concerns on today’s vehicles. Beginning with an electrical review, this course covers terminology and safe work practices when working with electrical and electronic circuits. Students will build and test electronic circuits. As they work to understand the theory and practical applications of electronics and their circuits.

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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.

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

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COMM-2177Communication for TransportationRPL
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FIEL-2001Field Experience 1
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This field experience provides the student with on-the-job training at a dealership or accredited service station. During this four-week placement, students will be working under the supervision of a licensed technician and will assist technicians with actual vehicle repair and diagnostic techniques, as well as experience the day-to-day operations of the Truck Transport industry.

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FIEL-3001Field Experience 2
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This field experience course provides the student with on-the-job training at a dealership or accredited repair facility. During this four-week placement, students will once again work under the supervision of a licensed technician and will assist technicians with actual vehicle repairs and  diagnostic techniques as well as experience the day-to-day operations of a repair facility. Since this course is the final compulsory course of the Truck Transport Technology program you will be utilizing all of the skills an knowledge you have gained throughout the program.

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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-1035Shop Safety and Tools
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This course will provide students with an introduction to Red River Polytech, Canadian culture, and the Truck and Transport Mechanic Trade. Knowledge and hands-on skills that are required to safely and effectively use hand and power tools, shop equipment, and fasteners will be focused on. 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 a vehicle identification number (VIN) number, service information, and the preparation of trade related documents will be covered.

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-1178Clutches and Manual Transmissions
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In this course students will learn to identify a variety of standard transmission and clutch designs, as well as the individual components. Students will demonstrate their understanding of 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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TRAN-1179Wheel 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 learn 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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TRAN-1180Suspension and Frames
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In this course students will learn how 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 and provide students the opportunity to apply their skills as they work on College vehicles.

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TRAN-1181Front-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 opportunities to demonstrate their classroom learning by diagnosing, repairing, and adjusting wheel bearings, wheel hubs, manual or power steering boxes, and steering sub systems.

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TRAN-1182Drivelines and Rear Axles
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Students in this course will gain the knowledge necessary to identify a variety of rear axle designs, and driveline configurations, including front wheel drive, tandem axle, single axle, and tag axles in 4+4, 4+2, and 4+6 configurations. Students will apply their knowledge of procedures, tool usage, and ability to use manuals to diagnose, service or repair driveline and rear axle assemblies.

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TRAN-1183Maintenance
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This course is designed to foster student development of the skills necessary to perform scheduled maintenance on a piece of mobile equipment. Students will have hands-on experience working with the tools and equipment required to complete various levels of scheduled maintenance. Students will receive guidance to accurately document their observations during preventative and routine maintenance checks. 

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TRAN-1184Diesel Fuel Delivery
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This course will introduce the student to the knowledge and hands on skills required to diagnose and repair the fuel system on a vehicle. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, this course covers types of fuels and their properties including gasoline, diesel, and propane. This course covers diesel fuel delivery and the emissions produced by combustion as well as emission control devices. This course includes both theoretical and practical learning.

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TRAN-1185Drivetrain Systems
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This course builds on the concepts learned in Clutches and Manual Transmissions, and Drivelines and Rear Axles to provide the student with the knowledge and hands on skills required to diagnose and repair drivetrain systems when working with today’s truck systems and transport equipment. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the course covers types of drive train systems, their components and system operation. Students will also learn the procedures used to replace clutches, transfer cases, power take-offs (PTOs) and their related components. This course includes both theoretical and practical learning. 

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TRAN-1186Air Brake Systems
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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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TRAN-1188HVAC
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This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills for working on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in today’s vehicles. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, this course covers the principles of the refrigeration cycle, types of heating and refrigeration systems, types of HVAC systems and their components and operation; the course also covers the procedures used to diagnose, repair, and replace HVAC systems and related components.

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TRAN-1189Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
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Students will apply their knowledge and abilities from the courses taken previously and will build on that foundation to increase their skills, servicing and maintaining vehicles. The importance of vehicle safety and the detailed inspection of vehicles for safety and preventative maintenance will be covered and students will practice. Engine oil changes, driveline component servicing and brake system inspection and servicing. Students will fill out inspection reports and will submit work orders detailing the results of their inspection, including any recommended parts and labour costs  for the service or repair. This course combines both theory and the practical lessons to prepare students and give them confidence for their Field Experience following this course.

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TRAN-2004Diesel Engine Diagnosis and Repair
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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. Failure analysis and diagnostic procedures will be practiced.

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TRAN-2005Steering and Suspension Systems
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The Steering and Suspension course is designed to build on the foundation of the Suspension and Frames and the Front-End and Steering courses from year one. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and hands on skills required to diagnose and repair steering and suspension systems. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, the course reviews types of steering and suspension systems, steering gears, assist systems and their components. Also covered are the procedures used to inspect, diagnose, and repair and replace steering and suspension system components and perform steering and axle alignments. The Steering and Suspension course includes both theoretical and practical learning. 

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TRAN-3001Vehicle Electrical Systems
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This course builds on the strong electrical knowledge base developed during the Intro to Electronics course as well as the electrical courses in year one. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and hands on skills required to diagnose and repair the vehicles electrical systems. Beginning with terminology and safe work practices, this course covers lighting, starting, and charging systems. Network communications, wiring schematics and electrical diagnostic procedures are also included. 

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WELD-1026Oxy-Acetelyne Welding
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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, various types of welding and cutting operations, and will include practical activities. This course will also provide students with practical skills based on machine shop activities of drilling, tapping and the use of measuring and marking tools.

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WELD-1029GMAW and SMAW Welding
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of gas metal arc welding GMAW (MIG) and shielded metal arc welding SMAW (Arc). Students will learn terminology and become familiar with different welding machine types and related equipment, gases used in welding, identifying filler wires, and various transfer methods. Students will also learn about electrode identification and use, polarity, and electricity. Through a series of welding exercises, students will learn the proper procedures and safe practices for welding joints (tee, lap, corner joints) in flat position using various welding processes.

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