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HDAT 100 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 1
Course Details
Course Code:
HDAT 100

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 180
Lecture Hours: 15
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 15

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

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 Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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, Pass/Fail

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Quizzes and Tests: 80 %
Other: 20 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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

Instructor supplied handouts will compliment text books.

Text Books:

Required - n/a, Selected Alberta Trades Modules - Heavy Duty Mechanic (Queen's Printer)
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