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HDAT 200 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 2

Level 2 of the Heavy Duty Technician Program will cover Level 2 of the Provincial Apprenticeship Program. Students successfully completing this term will have the skills necessary to function as a 2nd Year Heavy Duty Apprentices working with moderate supervision.


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


Total Weeks: 6



Successful completion of Level 1 Apprenticeship Training OR successful challenge of Level 1 Placement Exam.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Line C Apply Work Practices And Procedures - 2% of Time
- C-5 Use Lubricants
- C-9 Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Line J Service Alternative Brake Systems - 3% of Time
- J-4 Service Engine Brakes
- J-5 Service Hydraulic Retarders
Line L Service Diesel Engines - 60% of Time
- L-1 Describe the Theory of Internal Combustion Engines
- L-3 Service Engines
- L-4 Service Engine Support Systems
- L-5 Perform Start-up Procedures and Running Checks
- L-6 Perform Troubleshooting Procedures on Diesel Engines
Line M Service Electrical And Electronic Systems - 15% of Time
- M-1 Describe Basic Principles of Electricity
- M-2 Identify Common Electrical and Electronic Components
- M-3 Use Electrical Testing Instruments
- M-4 Service Electrical/Electronic Circuits
- M-5 Service Batteries
- M-8 Service Electrical/Electronic Alarm Systems
Line N Service Spark Ignition Engines - 8% of Time
- N-1 Service Gasoline Fuel Systems
- N-2 Describe Propane Fuel Systems
- N-3 Describe Natural Gas Fuel Systems
Line O Service Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems - 12% of Time
- O-2 Service Fuel Supply Circuits
- O-4 Service High Pressure Fuel Injection Pumps
- O-5 Service Hydraulic Fuel Injectors
- O-6 Service Cummins (PT) Fuel Systems
- O-7 Service Unit Injector Fuel Injection Systems

Line numbers and unit numbers reference the Provincial Apprenticeship Outline Manual.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Level 2, students will be capable of working at a 2nd year Apprentice Level and be able to complete varied 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.


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