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HDAT 300 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 3
Course Details
Course Code:
HDAT 300

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

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

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

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

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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:

Passing Grade:

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

Percentage of Individual Work:

Other Pertinent Information:
Level ID: 03
A.I.M.S. Weighting ----------- 80% Theory 20% Practical
Weight %
Unit Practical Theory
1. 3369 – Apply Work Practices & Procedures 0 1
2. 3371 – Service Mechanical Diesel Fuel Systems 24 23
3. 3372 – Service Electrical & Electronic Systems 46 45
4. 3373 – Service Spark Ignition Systems 5 7
5. 3375 – Service Electronic Diesel Fuel Fuel Systems 25 24

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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

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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