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HDAT 400 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 4

Level 4 of the Heavy Duty Technician Program will cover Level 4 of the Provincial Apprenticeship Program. Students successfully completing this term will have the skills necessary to function as advanced Heavy Duty Apprentices working with limited supervision.


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


Total Weeks: 4



Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship Training or successful challenge of Level 3 Placement Exam.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Line C Apply Work Practices And Procedures - 1% of Time
- C-6 Service Bearings and Seals
- C-9 Describe Diagnostic Procedures
Line J Service Alternative Brake Systems - 7% of Time
- J-5 Service Hydraulic Retarders
Line Q Service Power Train Components - 77% of Time
- Q-1 Describe Power Transfer
- Q-2 Service Clutches
- Q-3 Service Standard Transmissions
- Q-4 Service Drive Lines
- Q-5 Service Drive Axles
- Q-6 Service Wheel Machine Final Drives
- Q-7 Service Torque Converters/Dividers
- Q-8 Service Power Shift and Automatic Transmissions
Line R Service Air Conditioning Systems - 15% of Time
- R-1 Describe the Fundamentals of Air Conditioning
- R-2 Service Air Conditioning Systems
- R-3 Apply Legislation Governing CFCs and Retrofitting of Air Conditioning Systems

Line #'s and Unit #'s reference the Provincial Apprenticeship Outline Manual


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Level 4, students will be capable of working at a 4th year Apprentice Level and be able to complete comprehensive tasks,under the minimal 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.


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