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HDAT 100 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 1

Level 1 of the Heavy Duty Technician Program will cover Level 1 of the Provincial Apprenticeship Program. Students successfully completing this term will have the skills necessary to function as novice Heavy Duty Apprentices working with supervision.


Hours: 180 (Lecture Hours: 15; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 15)


Total Weeks: 6


Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority, or
Successful completion of a related Entry Level Trades Training program, or
Successful completion of an Entry Level Trades Exam, or
Satisfactory prior work experience in the trade.

Entrance into Level One may require CAAT testing if the Industry Training Authority allows students to enter Level One without prior practical experience.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Line C Describe Diagnostic Procedures - 1% of Time
- C-9 Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Line D Service Heavy Duty Wheeled Equipment And Attachments - 7% of Time
- D-4 Service Steering Systems
Line G Service Hydraulic Systems - 35% of Time
- G-1 Describe Hydraulic Systems
- G-2 Service Hydraulic Systems
Line H Service Hydraulic Brake System - 17% of Time
- H-1 Describe Hydraulic Brake Systems
- H-2 Service Hydraulic Brake Systems
- H-3 Service Power Brake Systems
- H-4 Service Anti-Lock Brake Systems
Line I Service Air Brake Systems - 32% of Time
- I-1 Service Air Brake Systems
- I-2 Service Anti-Lock Brake Systems
- I-3 Service Air-Over-Hydraulic Brake Systems
Line J Service Alternative Brake Systems - 5% of Time
- J-1 Describe Dynamic Brake Systems
- J-2 Service Expanding Tube Type Brakes
- J-3 Service Multi-Disc Brake Systems
Line K Service Air Operated Systems - 3% of Time
- K-2 Service Air Start Systems
- K-3 Service Air Operated Controls, Components and Accessories

Line Letters & Unit Numbers reflect reference to Provincial Outline Manual.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Level 1, students will be capable of working at a 1st year Apprentice Level and be able to complete limited tasks, under the supervision of a licensed journey person. Students will have the ability to recognize tasks where they will require assistance or supervision and also demonstrate work habits associated with good trade practices.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:
- Students are expected to maintain a 70% average to pass the course.

- Students will also obtain Air Brake Certification on their Driver's License


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