• Overview - 2019/2020

    The complex and powerful machines that fuel our economy and drive our industries need constant maintenance to keep them running smoothly and safely. Dynamic and specialized technicians are always in-demand and the Motive Power Technician (Diesel) program will give you the expertise necessary for a rewarding and satisfying career in the heavy duty service industry.

    In our diesel mechanic course, you'll learn everything you need to know about internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains and related modern heavy duty systems. You'll also learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and undertake responsible work tasks with minimum supervision throughout your diesel mechanic training.

    After Graduation:

    When you graduate, you'll have the skills necessary to find work with motive power equipment manufacturers, oil companies or industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers. With your diesel mechanic training, you can even work for motive power equipment dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating, with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions. You'll also be well-prepared to enter the workplace in the Truck and Coach apprenticeship, and depending upon Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) policies, may also gain credit for completion of in-school training for this particular apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of our diesel mechanic course, you'll be well-positioned to enter the workplace in the Truck and Coach Service Technician trade and, depending upon the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) policies, you can also gain credit for completion of in-school training for that particular trade - our diesel mechanic course is a program with a lot of horsepower.

     

    Program Coordinator:

    Trevor Williams
    Phone: (519) 452-4430 ext. 4198

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Transportation Technology (C)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Technological Design (M)
    • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics OR Chemistry (C) or (U)
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Training or experience in any of the following areas may be helpful preparation for this program: technological studies in automotive, welding or drafting courses; physics or environmental science courses; part-time employment in the motive power industry
    • Ontario Youth Apprentice Program (OYAP)
    • Specialized High Skills Major participant

    Advanced Standing

    • Credit for a specific program course may be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required education and experience to meet the objectives and evaluation criteria of the detailed course requirements.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Motive Power Technician (Diesel) program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Motive Power Technician (Diesel) program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Motive Power Technician (Diesel) program.
  • Courses

    Motive Power Technician (Diesel)-2019/2020

    Year 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    Credits
    Engine Fundamentals TheoryMOTP-10502
    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.
    Engine Fundamentals LabMOTP-10511
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the
    Electrical Fundamentals TheoryMOTP-10524
    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.
    Electrical Fundamentals LabMOTP-10531.5
    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 manufacturesrecommendations.
    Power Train Fundamentals TheoryMOTP-10542
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the design features and operating principles of powertransmissions and drive line systems. The student will also learn to evaluate and describe problemslogically.
    Power Train Fundamentals LabMOTP-10551
    This course will provide an in-depth study of the static and dynamic test procedures of powertransmission and driveline systems. The student will also learn to evaluate system problems logically, describe and perform service repair procedures.
    Fuel & Emission Fundamentals TheoryMOTP-10563
    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 productionand system related theories.
    Fuel & Emission Fundamentals LabMOTP-10571.5
    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 tosolve applied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports, and analyze performance testsaccording to manufactures' recommendations.
    Vehicle Control Fundamentals TheoryMOTP-10583
    This course will provide an in depth study of the design features and operating principlesof vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems. The student will also learn to evaluateand describe system problems logically.
    Vehicle Control Fundamentals LabMOTP-10591.5
    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, solveapplied problems, perform laboratory experiments, write lab reports and analyze performancetests according to manufacturers recommendations.
    Technical Practices TheoryMOTP-10603
    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 hydraulicsystems.Cabs and controls systems including truck, trailer and articulating coach combinationsare also part of this course study.
    Technical Practices LabMOTP-10611
    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.
    Applied MathematicsMATH-11623
    This course will provide students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills requiredto understand, interpret and find solutions for analytical problems in the motive power industry.
    Reason & Writing 1-TechnologyWRIT-10393
    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.
    Marketing PrinciplesMKTG-10473
    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.
    Skills for SuccessACAD-10072
    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain insight into their personal/learningstyles and to develop academic mastery. Students will practice the skills needed to besuccessful 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:
    Credits
    Diesel Engine Mechanical Systems TheoryMOTP-50312
    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.
    Diesel Engine Mechanical Systems LabMOTP-50321
    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.
    Heavy Duty Elect/Electronic Systems ThyMOTP-50334
    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.
    Heavy Duty Elec/Electronic Systems LabMOTP-50342
    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.
    Heavy Duty Power Train Systems TheoryMOTP-50352
    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.
    Heavy Duty Power Train Systems LabMOTP-50361
    To follow
    Diesel Fuel & Emission Systems TheoryMOTP-50373
    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.
    Diesel Fuel & Emission Systems LabMOTP-50381.5
    To follow
    Heavy Duty Vehicle Control Systems ThyMOTP-50393
    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.
    Heavy Duty Vehicle Control Systems LabMOTP-50401.5
    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.
    Heavy Duty Climate Control Systems ThyMOTP-50411
    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
    Heavy Duty Climate Control Systems LabMOTP-50421
    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.
    Heavy Duty Alt Energy Veh Systems ThyMOTP-50432
    To follow
    Heavy Duty Alt Energy Vehicle Sys LabMOTP-50441
    To follow
    Management PrinciplesMGMT-50413
    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of leadership andmanagement. A central concept of the course is that there is a general framework forunderstanding 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.
    Applied Management PrinciplesMGMT-50432
    A case study based course with the objective to return a failing Dealer Service Department to profitability. Students will work in groups using skills learned in MGMT 5041 Management Principles to address issues in the case study. MGMT 5043 Applied Management will introduce shopefficiency and profitability calculations to measure and track improvements. There will besituations 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 groups will present the steps taken and the results of their project to return the Service Department to profitability in a final presentation.
    Applied Vehicle DynamicsMOTP-50143
    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.
    Communications-Motive PowerCOMM-30403
    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

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates may find employment opportunities with motive power equipment manufacturers and dealers, oil companies, industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturers and dealers in servicing, parts, warranty claims, merchandising sales and insurance estimating with advancement possibilities to supervisory and administrative positions.

    Graduates are also well positioned to enter the workplace in the Truck and Coach Service Technician trade and, depending upon the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) policies, may also gain credit for completion of in-school training for that particular trade.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program 
    Program Code: MTD7
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September/January/May Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship: 519-452-4450

    Program Description

    The Motive Power Technician (Diesel) Diploma program is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program.  The program is designed to develop graduates with essential advanced technical, organizational, interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills required for the heavy duty service industry as well as providing progressive and comprehensive learning experiences on internal combustion compression ignition engines, power trains and related modern heavy duty systems. Students will learn to communicate effectively, diagnose and solve problems logically and to undertake responsible work tasks with a minimum of supervision.

    Graduates may also be in a favourable status if they wish to apply for our alternative Motive Power Technician (Automotive) Diploma program. Credit for those courses that bridge our diploma programs will be granted; therefore, significantly reducing the requirements for this second Ontario College Diploma.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. analyse, diagnose*, and solve various motive power system problems by using problem-solving and critical thinking skills and strategies and by applyingfundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.

    2. diagnose* and repair climate control systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.

    3. diagnose* and repair engine systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.

    4. diagnose* and repair electrical, electronic, personal safety, and emission components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.

    5. diagnose* and repair drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.

    6. diagnose* and repair suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations.

    7. disassemble and assemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.

    8. select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electronic circuits, vehicle systems, and subsystems.

    9. apply knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and analysis of motive power systems and subsystems.

    10. communicate information effectively, credibly, and accurately by producing supporting documentation to appropriate standards.

    11. use information technology and computer skills to support work in a motive power environment.

    12. prepare, support, maintain, and communicate data from log, record, and documentation systems.

    13. apply business practices, project management skills, and communication skills to improve customer service.

    14. assist in quality-control and quality-assurance programs and procedures.

    15. develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.

    16. complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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