FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS TRUTF-DP Truck Transport Technology

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Overview

  • Two-year diploma
  • May entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • International Students
This program is for international students. If you are a domestic student, click here to view the Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Certificate program.

Description

The Truck Transport Technology program gives you the necessary skills required to diagnose and repair today’s truck transport vehicles. Training alternates between in class, live shop and work experience. Classroom instruction will broaden your knowledge in truck transport electronics as well as strategies required for diagnosis of engine management systems, fuel injection and abs brakes.

  • Main subject areas include electrical diagnosis, electronics, ignition systems, engines, drive-lines, steering and suspension, brakes and fuel system.
  • Second-year students will have the opportunity to be involved in chassis and engine dynamometer projects in areas of emissions analysis, cold weather testing of hybrid and electrical vehicles and engine performance.
  • Upon graduation, students will receive a level two apprenticeship accreditation.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

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  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
      • Grade 10 Science
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet ELRs:  Have you successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If yes:
        • Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
          or
      • If no: 
        • You are required to submit proof of meeting an ELRs option within 30 days of applying. 
          • ELRs option 1, 2 or 3:  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review. 
            • ELR option 4:  Review this program's approved English language assessments and required levels, and complete the assessment before applying. Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date. Once we confirm you meet ELRs, we will request submission of your transcripts* for review.
              or
          • If non-graduate:
            • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete 3 years of full-time high school, apply and then submit your transcripts* for review.
          • *If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

      Mature Student Admission Requirements
      If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

      1. Academic Requirement
        • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
          • One credit in each of the following courses:
            • Grade 10 English
            • Grade 10 Science
            • Grade 10 Applied Math 20S or Pre-Calculus Math 20S, or Grade 11 Consumer Math 30S or Essential Math 30S
              or
          • RRC's Academic Foundations program
        • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
        • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
          and
      2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

      English Language Assessments

      English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
      L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
      AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
      Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
      8886
      CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
      60606050
      CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
      Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
      8886
      Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

      * MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

      There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

      Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

      0000
      IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
      Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
      6.56.56.55.5
      LSI (Language Studies International)
      6.56.56.56.5
      PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
      58585842
      Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
      This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
      6.56.56.55.5
      Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
      6.56.56.55.5
      TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
      To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
      20201918

      Who Should Enrol?

      Truck Transport mechanical work requires good hearing and eyesight, good physical coordination of the whole body, and some strength. You should enjoy working with your hands. Because the work can be intricate, you should have good finger dexterity and be mechanically inclined.

      Locations, Dates and Fees

      Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

      Program/Student Fees
      Year 1
      $18,260.00
      Year 2
      $18,956.00

      Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

      Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

      Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

      Courses and Descriptions

      (Click the course name to view the description of the course)
      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
      More Information

      (No description available at this time)

      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      COMM-2177Communication for TransportationRPL
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      (No description available at this time)

      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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. 

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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. 

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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. 

      Prerequisites:
      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. 

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:
      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.

      Prerequisites:

      Computer/Laptop Requirements

      Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechnic students require, at minimum:

      1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

      2.  A high speed internet connection

      • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
      • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
      • Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


      Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

      Recognition of Prior Learning

      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

      Other Information

      Further information on this program is available on the Transportation Trades team site:


      https://teamsites.rrc.ca/departments/transportation/SitePages/Home.aspx

      Student/Alumni Testimonial

      “The Transportation Technology programs are very intense, compact and industry-oriented. Red River College courses are job-related, and teachers share their experiences and make excellent presentations. Shop classes simulate real-life working environments so well, students can transfer their classroom experience." - Charles Lu
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