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HDAT 400 - Heavy Duty Technician Level 4
Course Details
Course Code:
HDAT 400

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

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

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

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

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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 sucessful 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:

Passing Grade:

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

Percentage of Individual Work:

Other Pertinent Information:
Level ID: 04
A.I.M.S. Weighting ---------- 80% Theory 20% Practical
Weight %
Unit Practical Theory
1. 3369 – Apply Work Practices & Procedures 1 1
2. 3374 – Service Alternate Brake Systems 7 7
3. 3376 – Service Power Train Componants 77 77
4. 3377 – Service Air Conditioning Systems 15 15

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:

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

Instructor supplied handouts will compliment text books.
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