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HDAT 300 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 3

Level 3 of the Heavy Duty Technician Program will cover Level 3 of the Provincial Apprenticeship Program. Students successfully completing this term will have the skills necessary to function as a 3rd Year Heavy Duty Apprentices working with moderate supervision.


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


Total Weeks: 6



Successful completion of Level 2 Apprenticeship Training, Successful challenge of Level 2 Placement Exam


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Line C Apply Work Practices And Procedures - 1% of Time
- C-9 Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Line M Service Electrical And Electronic Systems - 45% 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-6 Service Starting Systems
- M-7 Service Charging Systems
Line N Service Spark Ignition Engines - 7% of Time
- N-1 Service Gasoline Fuel Systems
- N-4 Service Ignition Systems
- N-5 Service Emission Systems
Line O Service Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems - 23% of Time
- O-1 Describe the Principles of Diesel Fuel Injection
- O-2 Service Fuel Supply Circuits
- O-3 Service Fuel Pump Governors
- 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
- O-8 Test Engine Performance
Line P Service Electronic Diesel Fuel Systems - 24% of Time
- P-1 Describe the Principles of Electronic Diesel Fuel Injection
- P-2 Service Electronic Inline Multiplunger Injection Systems
- P-3 Service Electronic Distributor Pump Injection Systems
- P-4 Service Electronic Unit Injector Systems
- P-5 Service Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector Systems
- P-6 Service Electronic Common Rail, High Pressure Injection Systems
- P-7 Service Emission Systems
- P-8 Analyze Common Electronic Diesel Engine Performance and Problems

Line Numbers and Unit Numbers reference the Provincial Apprenticeship Outline Manual.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Level 3, students will be capable of working at a 3rd year Apprentice Level and be able to complete moderately comprehensive 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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