Motive Power Technician (Diesel)

Courses

Motive Power Technician (Diesel)-2023/2024

Year 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MOTP-1050Engine Fundamentals Theory2
This course will provide a study of the design features, materials, and operating principles of the internal combustion engine. This study will also be applied to rework, modification, and component failure analysis.
MOTP-1051Engine Fundamentals Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of the internal combustion engine. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufacturers' recommendations.
MOTP-1052Electrical Fundamentals Theory4
This course pertains to a study of the design features and operating principles of electrical systemssuch as cranking, charging, lighting, accessories systems, and electronic systems such as ignitionsystems.
MOTP-1053Electrical Fundamentals Lab1.5
This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of electrical systems, such as cranking, charging, lighting, accessories systems, and electronic systems such as ignition systems. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufactures recommendations.
MOTP-1054Power Train Fundamentals Theory2
This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features and operating principles of power transmissions and drive line systems. The student will also learn to evaluate and describe problems logically.
MOTP-1055Power Train Fundamentals Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of power transmission and driveline systems. The student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair procedures.
MOTP-1056Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Theory3
This course will provide a study of the design features and operating principles of selected fuel, intake, and exhaust systems as they apply to internal combustion engines and will include fuel production and system related theories.
MOTP-1057Fuel & Emission Fundamentals Lab1.5
This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of selected fuel, intake, and exhaust systems as they apply to internal combustion engines. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports, and analyze performance tests according to manufactures' recommendations.
MOTP-1058Vehicle Control Fundamentals Theory3
This course will provide an in depth study of the design features and operating principles of vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems. The student will also learn to evaluate and describe system problems logically.
MOTP-1059Vehicle Control Fundamentals Lab1.5
This course will provide an in depth study of vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems. Students will learn to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests, solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufacturers' recommendations
MOTP-1060Technical Practices Theory3
This course will provide an in-depth study related to fasteners, bearings, seals, sealants, oxy-acetylene heating and cutting, electric arc and MIG welding. As related to the transportation industry students will study the fundamentals, purpose, styles, principle of operation, maintenance/testing, diagnosing, and specifications of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), as well as fluid power hydraulic systems. Cabs and controls systems including truck, trailer and articulating coach combinations are also part of this course study.
MOTP-1061Technical Practices Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the applied procedures related to fasteners, bearings, seals, sealants, oxy-acetylene heating and cutting, electric arc and MIG welding, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Applied procedures related to fluid power systems, cabs and controls systems and truck, trailer, and articulating coach combinations are also part of this course study. The student also learns to solve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performance tests according to manufactures recommendations.
MATH-1162Applied Mathematics3
This course will provide students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills required to understand, interpret and find solutions for analytical problems in the motive power industry.
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MKTG-1047Marketing Principles3
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of Marketing and Promotion. The course follows the Marketing and Promotion process from inception to delivery. The student will gain knowledge of Marketing definitions, market research, segmentation, targeting, data mining, demographics, and promotion design and delivery. They will also be exposed to current and future channels of marketing delivery, and ethical decision making. At the end of this course, students will use the knowledge gained to execute and present a limited marketing campaign for a small business.
ACAD-1007Skills for Success2
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain insight into their personal/learning styles and to develop academic mastery. Students will practice the skills needed to be successful college students and begin to formulate meaningful career plans. Students will establish a knowledge base of campus resources that support their success and will develop and/or enhance the academic skills critical for success.

Year 2
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MOTP-5031Diesel Engine Mechanical Systems Theory2
This course will provide an in-depth study of the principles of operation, purpose and fundamental design features of the following heavy duty diesel engine systems: lubricating system components, lubricants, cooling system components, coolants, air induction and exhaust systems, turbo and superchargers and diesel engine brakes and engine retarders. The student will also be able to understand the principles and practices of sequential troubleshooting strategies and symptom based diagnostics and interpret test results for diesel engine run-in and testing routines.
MOTP-5032Diesel Engine Mechanical Systems Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the operation and fundamental design features while performing inspection, testing and diagnostic procedures of various truck and coach heavy duty diesel engine systems. The student will also be able to recommend reconditioning or repairs following manufacturers' procedures on the truck and coach heavy duty engine systems studied.
MOTP-5033Heavy Duty Elect/Electronic Systems Thy4
This course will provide an in-depth study of the principles of operation, purpose and fundamental design features of truck and coach heavy duty charging, cranking, electrical circuits, and electronic management systems with focus applied on component reconditioning and troubleshooting to manufacturer and environmental safety standards. The student will also be able to understand the functions, construction, composition, types, styles and application of truck and coach batteries and HD ignition systems.
MOTP-5034Heavy Duty Elec/Electronic Systems Lab2
This course will enable the students to conduct static and dynamic heavy duty electrical systems performance tests, analyze and evaluate electrical systems problems logically and recommending corrective service and repair measures to manufacturers' specifications. The student will also develop and conduct electrical system quality control checks, perform comparative studies on vehicle electrical systems and equipment efficiency and communicate effectively with the public and customers.
MOTP-5035Heavy Duty Power Train Systems Theory2
This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of heavy duty power transmissions and driveline systems. The student also learns to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective action, and perform quality control comparative systems and service equipment efficiency tests.
MOTP-5036Heavy Duty Power Train Systems Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features, operating principles, static and dynamic test procedures of power transmission and driveline systems. The student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair operations.
MOTP-5037Diesel Fuel & Emission Systems Theory3
This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features and operating principles of electronically and mechanically governed diesel fuel injections systems including in-line, distributor, pressure-time and unit body systems. The student also learns to evaluate system problems logically, prescribe and effect corrective service and repair measures and conduct comparative fuel system tests.
MOTP-5038Diesel Fuel & Emission Systems Lab1.5
To follow
MOTP-5039Heavy Duty Vehicle Control Systems Thy3
This course will provide an in-depth study of the principles of operation and fundamental design features of heavy duty vehicle control systems including; truck and coach steering, suspension and brake systems with focus applied on component reconditioning and troubleshooting to manufacturer and environmental safety standards. The student will also be able to understand the functions, construction, composition, types, styles and application of truck and coach frames and coupling systems.
MOTP-5040Heavy Duty Vehicle Control Systems Lab1.5
This course will enable the student to conduct static and dynamic tests on heavy duty vehicle control systems including; steering, suspension, brake systems along with vehicle frames and coupling devices while analyzing and evaluating the vehicle control systems problem logically and recommending corrective service and repair measures to manufacturers' specifications. The student will also develop and conduct HD vehicle control systems quality control checks, perform comparative studies on vehicle control system equipment efficiency and communicate effectively with the public and customers.
MOTP-5041Heavy Duty Climate Control Systems Thy1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the principles of operation, purpose and fundamental design features of truck and coach heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to manufacturer and environmental safety standards. The student will also be able to understand the functions, construction, composition, types, styles and application of truck and coach HVAC theory and reefer systems
MOTP-5042Heavy Duty Climate Control Systems Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the operation and fundamental design features while performing inspection, testing and diagnostic procedures of truck and coach heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to manufacturer and environmental safety standards. The student will also be able to recommend reconditioning or repairs following manufacturers' procedures on truck and coach HVAC systems.
MOTP-5043Heavy Duty Alt Energy Veh Systems Thy2
This course will provide an in-depth study of the principles of operation, purpose and fundamental design features of the following medium and heavy duty diesel engine alternative energy systems: biodiesel fuels, bio methane fuels, compressed and liquefied natural gas systems, emission control systems and the effects of global warming hazards. The student will also be able to understand the principles and practices of sequential troubleshooting strategies and symptom based diagnostics, interpret the test results for the alternative fuel system, testing routines and repair recommendations.
MOTP-5044Heavy Duty Alt Energy Vehicle Sys Lab1
This course will provide an in-depth study of the operation and fundamental design features while performing inspection, testing and diagnostic procedures of various automotive and truck and coach Alternative Energy Fuels and Emission Control After treatment systems. The student will also be able to demonstrate safe shop working practices when conducting fuels testing, hybrid system testing, and emission testing and be able to recommend reconditioning or repairs following manufacturers' procedures on the automotive and heavy duty truck systems.
MGMT-5041Management Principles3
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of leadership and management. A central concept of the course is that there is a general framework for understanding leadership and management principles that applies to all organizations--large or small, public or private, product-oriented or service-oriented. The student will gain knowledge of the importance of values and ethics, communicating, planning, decision making, organizing, leading, controlling, and innovating. At the end of this course, students may use the knowledge gained to formulate and present realistic, comprehensive plans to resolve issues.
MGMT-5043Applied Management Principles2
A case study based course with the objective to return a failing Dealer Service Department to profitability. Students will work individually or in groups online using the skills learned in MGMT 5041 Management Principles to address issues in the case study. MGMT 5043 Applied Management will introduce shop efficiency and profitability calculations to measure and track improvements. There will be situations introduced in all weeks to allow students to gain an understanding of warranty, goodwill policy and legal considerations that surface in the daily operation of a dealer service department. Dealing with personnel and customer issues is also a central part of the course. The individual student or groups will present the steps taken and the results of their project to return the Service Department to profitability in a final presentation.
MOTP-5014Applied Vehicle Dynamics3
This course will provide an in-depth study of the action of forces on vehicles and vehicle components either in motion or at rest. Applied problems of vehicle control, vehicle performance and handling, and applied engineering mechanics are incorporated in this course to illustrate the various forces to which vehicles are subjected.
COMM-3040Communications-Motive Power3
This course introduces students to forms of technical writing commonly found in the motive power workplace. Students learn to research, write, and format documents according to industry standards. As well, students learn to edit and take responsibility for the content of their own work.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 3 General Education Credits
Normally taken in Year 2

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 19 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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