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CTAT 100 - Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 1

Level 1 of the Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship explores the practical and theoretical components of hydraulic systems, steering systems, frames, suspension and attachments, hydraulic and air brake systems, and air operated controls. Students will also become familiar with electricity as it relates to the trade. Upon completion of this course, students will be capable of working in industry at a first year apprentice level. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.


Hours: 180 (Lecture Hours: 90;  Shop Teaching Kitchen: 90)


Total Weeks:  6



Level 1 Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority or proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
LINE E Frames Chassis & Steering
- E-3 Steering Systems
- E-4 Hydraulic Steering Systems
- E-5 Vehicle Alignment
LINE F Wheels, Hubs & Brakes
- F-3 Hydraulic Brake Systems
- F-4 Air Brake Systems
- F-5 Anti-Lock Braking Systems
LINE I Electrical & Electronic Systems
- I-1 Basic Principles of Electricity
- I-2 Common Electrical & Electronic Components
- I-3 Electrical Testing Equipment
- I-4 Electrical/Electronic Systems
- I-5 Batteries
- I-6 Starting Systems
LINE K Cabs, Bodies & Accessories
- K-2 Hydraulic Systems
- K-7 Trailer Bodies


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice should be able to work safely in a commercial transport shop and perform correct repair procedures typical of a first year apprentice including the following:
LINE E Service Frames Chassis & Steering

- E-3 Service Steering Systems
- E-4 Service Hydraulic Steering Systems
- E-5 Perform Vehicle Alignment
LINE F Service Wheels, Hubs & Brakes
- F-3 Service Hydraulic Brake Systems
- F-4 Service Air Brake Systems
- F-5 Service Anti-Lock Braking Systems
LINE I Service Electrical & Electronic Systems
- I-1 Describe Basic Principles of Electricity
- I-2 Identify Common Electrical & Electronic Components
- I-3 Use Electrical Testing Equipment
- I-4 Service Electrical/Electronic Systems
- I-5 Service Batteries
- I-6 Service Starting Systems
LINE K Service Cabs, Bodies & Accessories
- K-2 Service Hydraulic Systems
- K-7 Service Trailer Bodies

Knowledge:  Use initiative to identify tasks.

Attitudes:  Use time productively at all times.

Skills:  Select and use appropriate tools.


Grading System:  Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


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

- Students will be encouraged to obtain Air Brakes Endorsement on their driver's license


- Coveralls
- Footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection

- CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses


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

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