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AUTD 090A - Automotive Service Technician Foundation Trades Training

The Foundation program consists of Level 1 Technical Training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Apprentice program. "Automotive Service Technician" means a person who repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical and electrical parts of automobiles and light truck in a retail automotive business. "Retail Automotive Business" means a business whose primary mechanical repair work is repairing and adjusting vehicles whose gross vehicle weight is under 5.500kg.


Hours: 570 (Seminars/Tutorials: 285; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 285)


Total Weeks: 19


Admission into the program


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- WCB Regulations
- WHMIS Regulations
- Safe Vehicle Operation
- Safe Work Practices
Employability Skills
- Personal Computers
- Communication Skills
- Business Practices
- Employment Readiness Skills
Tools and Equipment
- Hand Tools
- Power Tools
- Diagnostic Equipment
- Shop Tools and Equipment
- Reference Resources
- Measuring Instruments
General Automotive Maintenance
- Lubricants and Fluids
- Filters, Belts, and Hoses
- Leaks
- Tires and Wheels
- Exterior Lamps
- Body Trim, Hardware and Accessories
General Automotive Practices
- Gaskets and Seals
- Fasteners
- Tubing and Fittings
- Welding Techniques
- Bearings and Bushings
- Diagnostic Procedures
Drive Trains
- Clutches
- Standard Transmissions and Transaxles
- Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
- Drive Shafts
- Differentials and Axles
- Brake Hydraulic Systems
- Drum Brake Systems
- Disc Brake Systems
- Power Assist Systems
Steering Systems
- Steering Gears
- Steering Columns
- Steering Linkage
- Power Steering Systems
- Wheel Alignments
- Four Wheel Steering Systems
Suspension Systems
- Frame Types
- Suspension Types
- Shocks and Struts
- Spring Types
- Suspension Components
- Spindles and Hubs
Fuel Systems
- Fuel Types
- Fuel Delivery Systems
- Air Induction Systems
- Carburetors
- Gasoline Fuel Injection Systems
- Diesel Injection Systems
- Pressure Fuel Systems
Ignition Systems
- Breaker Point Ignition Systems
- Electronic Ignition Systems
Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Principles of Electricity
- Batteries
- Starting Systems
- Charging Systems
- Principles of Electronics
- Engine Management Systems
- Anti-lock Brake Systems
- Electronic Suspension Systems
- Vehicle Restraint Systems
- Wiring Harnesses
- Principles of Internal Combustion Engines
- Engine Mechanical Condition
- Engine Removal and Installation Procedures
- Engine Repairs
- Cooling Systems
- Exhaust Systems
- Lubrication Systems
Emission Control Systems
- Vehicles Emissions
- Positive Crankcase Ventilation Systems
- Catalyst Systems
- Exhaust Gas Re-circulation Systems
- Evaporative Systems
Oxyacetylene Welding
- Gasses, components and handling procedures for oxy-fuel cutting and welding
- Portable oxyacetylene outfit
- Guided and free hand cuts on mild steel plate, round rock, angle iron and pierce holes
- Oxy-fuel fusion weld mild steel plate
- Shielded metal arc welding equipment and its operation
- Mild steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding
- Shielded metal arc weld butt, t- and corner joints on mild steel plate


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Foundation Level, students will be capable of working in the Automotive Service Industry at a first year apprentice level and completing appropriate tasks under the supervision of a Journey Person.
Describe Safety
- Describe WCB Regulations
- Describe WHMIS Regulations
- Describe Safe Vehicle Operation
- Demonstrate Safe Work Practices
Describe Employability Skills
- Use Personal Computers
- Demonstrate Communication Skills
- Describe Business Practices
- Demonstrate Employment Readiness Skills
Demonstrate Tools and Equipment
- Use Hand Tools
- Use Power Tools
- Use Diagnostic Equipment
- Use Shop Tools and Equipment
- Use Reference Resources
- Use Measuring Instruments
Demonstrate General Automotive Maintenance
- Select Lubricants and Fluids
- Service Filters, Belts, and Hoses
- Assess Leaks
- Service Tires and Wheels
- Replace Exterior Lamps
- Service Body Trim, Hardware and Accessories
Demonstrate General Automotive Practices
- Service Gaskets and Seals
- Use Fasteners
- Service Tubing and Fittings
- Demonstrate Welding Techniques
- Service Bearings and Bushings
- Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Service Drive Trains
- Service Clutches
- Service Standard Transmissions and Transaxles
- Service Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
- Service Drive Shafts
- Service Differentials and Axles
Service Brakes
- Service Brake Hydraulic Systems
- Service Drum Brake Systems
- Service Disc Brake Systems
- Service Power Assist Systems
Service Steering Systems
- Service Steering Gears
- Service Steering Columns
- Service Steering Linkage
- Service Power Steering Systems
- Perform Wheel Alignments
- Describe Four Wheel Steering Systems
Service Suspension Systems
- Describe Frame Types
- Describe Suspension Types
- Service Shocks and Struts
- Service Spring Types
- Service Suspension Components
- Service Spindles and Hubs
Service Fuel Systems
- Describe Fuel Systems
- Service Fuel Delivery Systems
- Service Air Induction Systems
- Service Carburetors
- Service Gasoline Fuel Injection Systems
- Service Diesel Injection Systems
- Describe Pressure Fuel Systems
Service Ignition Systems
- Service Breaker Point Ignition Systems
- Service Electronic Ignition Systems
Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Describe Principles of Electricity
- Service Batteries
- Service Starting Systems
- Service Charging Systems
- Describe Principles of Electronics
- Service Engine Management Systems
- Service Anti-lock Brake Systems
- Service Electronic Suspension Systems
- Service Vehicle Restraint Systems
- Service Wiring Harnesses
Service Engines
- Describe Principles of Internal Combustion Engines
- Evaluate Engine Mechanical Condition
- Describe Engine Removal and Installation Procedures
- Perform Engine Repairs
- Service Cooling Systems
- Service Exhaust Systems
- Service Lubrication Systems
Service Emission Control Systems
- Describe Vehicles Emissions
- Service Positive Crankcase Ventilation Systems
- Service Catalyst Systems
- Service Exhaust Gas Recirculation Systems
- Service Evaporative Systems
Oxyacetylene Welding
- Identify gasses, components and handling procedures for oxy-fuel cutting and welding
- Assemble, test, light, adjust, shutdown and disassemble a portable oxyacetylene outfit
- Perform guided and free hand cuts on mild steel plate, round rock, angle iron and pierce holes
- Oxy-fuel fusion weld mild steel plate
- Describe the shielded metal arc welding equipment and its operation
- Identify mild steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding
- Shielded metal arc weld butt, t- and corner joints on mild steel plate


Grading System: Percentage 


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


- CSA approved footwear
- Safety glasses.


Additional Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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