Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service

Program Title – Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – T110 (PC) Timmins Campus

Program Description
This compressed program will teach you how to analyze and solve automotive system problems, diagnose and repair mechanical, electronic and electrical automotive components and systems while teaching you how to use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and testing equipment to support automotive transportation.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program may find employment in the motor vehicle industry as a trainee or as an apprentice mechanic. Graduates may also work as a technical service advisor, service manager, parts/salesperson, or an insurance adjuster.

Pathways to Success
Students may choose to continue their education to earn another diploma in Motive Power Technician – Heavy Equipment.


Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Option

Location of Training: Northern College Timmins Campus
Length of Program: 1 year (3 semesters in class plus 2 placements)

Points of Program Entry and Exit

Since the integrated program will be based on the standard academic year, these points will include:
Point of entry: only 1, at the beginning of the program in September
Point(s) of exit: total of 3 possible exit points with accreditation as follows:

i) Upon the successful completion of first 2 semesters of the program, participant may exit with the Level 1 of the in-school apprenticeship
ii) Upon the successful completion of the third semester, participant may exit with a Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service Diploma as well as Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the in-school apprenticeship
iv) Students are encouraged to complete two co-op placements after achieving their diploma. The college will make every effort to assist students in finding co-op placements.

Advantages to the student: After completing the one year compressed diploma they have also achieved all three levels of the apprenticeship in-school training and therefore won’t have to go back to school.

Advantages to the employer: Hiring a graduate of this program means your apprentice has all the in-school required and won’t have to be sent away for further schooling.


Contact Information
Program Coordinator
trades@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 11 Math (C, M, U)

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
EL1120 Electrical and Electronics I
EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
GN1033 Health and Safety
IN1092 Computer Methods – Trades Software
MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
MP1003 Trade Practices and Applications I
MP1005 Engines I
MP1006 Drive Train – Systems I
WE1092 Welding I

Semester 2
BU4063 Introduction to Small Business
EL1003 Elective I
EL2005 Electrical and Electronics II
EN1582 Applied Communications I
MA2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
MP2004 Engines II
MP2005 Air Intake, Exhaust and Fuel Systems
MP2016 Steering, Suspension and Brakes I

Semester 3
EL3004 Electrical and Electronics III
MP3002 Placement
MP3003 Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
MP3004 HVAC
MP3006 Steering, Suspension and Brakes II
MP3012 Fuels II
MP3013 Service Management
MP3023 Drive Train – Systems II

Semester 1
EL1120 Electrical and Electronics I
Students learn the fundamentals of basic motor vehicle electrical and electronics systems, including the proper maintenance, cleaning and inspection procedures of those systems and components. Topics include basic electrical and electronic theory and introduction to lead acid batteries and electrical system diagrams.

EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
Students review and practice the fundamental conventions of standard English and develop independent learning skills.

GN1033 Health and Safety
This course is an introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Topics include the Act and several related regulations. The student will also complete a valid WHMIS certification course during the semester

IN1092 Computer Methods – Trades Software
Students will learn about trade software and how to use the Alldata system. They will also learn how to identify different vehicles by their VIN numbers, how vehicle warranties work, the different positions and responsibilities of workers in the automotive industry, how to complete work orders and how to deal with the public.

MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
The Mathematics & Precision Measurement I course for the Industrial Millwright Mechanic Techniques, Motive Power Fundamentals and the Heavy Equipment Techniques programs consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions. The course begins with an introduction to precision measurement tools and then moves on to a review of essential mathematical concepts required in a variety of trade-related practices and applications. Early concepts include a brief review of BEDMAS, averages, and estimation and then study units deal with fraction, decimal, and percent uses relevant to work carried out in the workplace. The semester ends with ratio and proportion concepts useful in solving problems associated with RPM calculations and gear train problems.

MP1003 Trade Practices and Applications I
Topics include proper lifting practices, fire safety and suppression systems, hazardous fumes, carbon monoxide poisoning, and the use and selection of various precision tools and testers used in the motor vehicle trade. Students will hands on experience in what they have studied in theory classes.

MP1005 Engines I
Students are introduced to the basic construction of internal combustion engines. They will learn the proper maintenance, cleaning and inspection procedures of gasoline engines and components. Topics will include the construction and repair of engine crankshaft, connecting rod, piston and piston rings, cylinder block, air and liquid cooling systems, lubrication systems and maintenance, testing and repair of the above systems.

MP1006 Drive Train – Systems I
Students will explore the different types, the history and basic functions of, be introduced to the basic construction of and will learn the proper maintenance, cleaning, inspection and overhaul procedures of components included in the following modules: clutch systems, manual transmissions and trans axles, drive lines and differentials.

WE1092 Welding I
Students will be introduced to the use of welding equipment, hazards, and to welding equipment safety.

Semester 2
BU4063 Introduction to Small Business
This course deals with the skills and knowledge required to set up a small, independent business. Topics include the entrepreneurial skills required to become self-employed, business registration, legal ownership, research and analysis, small business marketing, finance and business planning.

EL1003 Elective I
Students may choose a post-secondary course from a program they are working towards or a regular General Arts and Science course as an elective. Notes: Students cannot take post-secondary courses which require prerequisites. Certain programs such as, BSc. Nursing, Law Clerk and others, have predetermined electives. A list of eligible elective courses for these programs will be provided by the program coordinator at the beginning of each semester in which an elective is required.

EL2005 Electrical and Electronics II
Students will learn about starting systems, charging systems & ignition systems as well as electronics fundamentals and the electronic devices and systems found on today’s motor vehicles.

EN1582 Applied Communications I
Students practice the fundamentals of career-related applications of basic communications skills.

MA2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
The Mathematics course for the Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright, Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service and the Heavy Equipment Techniques consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions.

MP2004 Engines II
Students are introduced to the basic construction of internal combustion engines, and will learn the proper maintenance, cleaning, inspection and overhaul procedures of gasoline engines and components. Topics will include the construction and repair of valve trains and camshafts, cylinder heads, engine testing and start-up procedures and engine component failure analysis.

MP2005 Air Intake, Exhaust and Fuel Systems
Students are introduced to different types and classifications of gasoline and diesel engines, the basic operation of the two- and four-stroke cycle engines, the different types of automotive fuels and their properties, intake and exhaust systems used on motor vehicles, carburetor systems and electronic fuel injection systems and emission control systems.

MP2016 Steering, Suspension and Brakes I
Students will explore the different types, the history and basic functions of, be introduced to the basic construction of and will learn the proper maintenance, cleaning and inspection procedures of components included in the following modules: brake systems, steering and suspension systems.

Semester 3
EL3004 Electrical and Electronics III
Students will learn about power accessories, electrical options, supplemental restraint systems and computer controlled systems found on today’s motor vehicles.

MP3002 Placement
Description: N/A

MP3003 Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to auto body repair and refinishing. Also he or she will learn about working safely in an auto body repair shop, the tools of the trade, repairs and the required materials, masking methods and materials, undercoats, primers, paints and refinishing.

MP3004 HVAC
This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning systems.

MP3006 Steering, Suspension and Brakes II
This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in electrical fundamentals, the operating characteristics of conductors, insulators and semiconductors and also electrical circuit characteristics and knowledge of permanent and electromagnetism.

MP3012 Fuels II
This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in diagnosis and repair of fuel and engine management systems.

MP3013 Service Management
This course is designed to provide the student with the theory required to manage an automotive repair business.

MP3023 Drive Train – Systems II
This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in diagnosis and repair of torque converters and automatic transmissions and trans axles.

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