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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Safety, Tools and Equipment

An introduction to the tools and equipment used by an Automotive Service Technician. Safe and efficient work habits, selection and maintenance of tools and equipment are practiced.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-1000

Maintenance and Service

A thorough introduction to customer service, work orders, and professional demeanor as an Automotive Service Technician. Students explore and practice these skills while performing Motor Vehicle Inspections (MVI). Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDI) and preventative maintenance tasks.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-1005

Braking Systems

This course prepares students to diagnose and repair disc, drum, and hydraulic braking systems. In addition, students learn to diagnose, service and repair ABS and traction control systems. A key component of the course is applying safe practices when servicing brakes.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-1100

Suspension Systems

In this course students learn to analyze and service front and rear suspension systems, as well as, inspect and repair tires, and wheels.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-1110

Steering and Wheel Alignment

This course prepares students to inspect and repair manual and power steering gears and steering columns. Students also perform two and four wheel alignments.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-1200

Basic Electrical and Introduction to Scan Tools

In this course students learn the fundamentals of electricity in relation to automotive vehicles. In addition, students are introduced to basic scan tools used for diagnosing issues with automotive computer systems. Vehicle restraint systems are also covered.

Hours: 70
Course Code: AUTO-1210

Automatic Transmissions and Drivelines

A thorough treatment of the functioning of and issues with automatic transmissions and drivelines. Students diagnose, service and repair transmissions, transaxles and drivelines.

Hours: 75
Course Code: AUTO-1220

Advanced Electrical

This course is designed to further build on the skills taught in the Basic Electrical course, to teach students how Voltage, Amperage and Resistance can affect many electrical circuits. This course will also cover how to apply an automotive wiring diagram to the diagnostic approach to solve electrical faults. In addition, students learn how to properly set up and use advanced electrical diagnostic tools, such as Oscilloscopes.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-2100

Vehicle Convenience Systems

In this course students learn about vehicle convenience systems. Topics include; body control modules, lighting, entertainment systems, anti-theft systems, as well as other instruments and safety devices found in automobiles. Students are shown how to diagnose and repair vehicle convenience systems.

Hours: 70
Course Code: AUTO-2110

Vehicle Computer Systems

Students learn about the function of vehicle electronic and computer systems, as well as how to diagnose, repair, and test these systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-2115

Ignition Systems

This course prepares students to work with ignition systems. Students learn about the function of manual and electric ignition systems, and how to conduct tests to diagnose problems, and service these systems based on their findings.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-2120

Fuel Delivery Systems and Drivability

This course prepares students to service and repair different types of fuel delivery systems. Students learn about engine drivablility and performance and use scan tools and DVOM's to verify engine sensor data, and repair performance issues.

Hours: 75
Course Code: AUTO-2130

Emissions Control Systems

In this course students learn about the functioning of emissions control systems, as well as how to diagnose problems, and service systems.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-2140

Air Conditioning and Climate Control

In this course students learn about automotive heating and cooling systems, and how to diagnose and repair those systems. Students are also required to complete the requirements for Ozone Depletion Substance handling.

Hours: 60
Course Code: AUTO-2150

Starters and Alternators

In this course students learn about aspects of the engine's electrical system inlcuding how to test electrical charging systems, as well as inspect and service generators and starting systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-2200

Differentials

Students learn about the operating principles of differential assemblies as well as methods to diagnose and repair these systems according to manufacturer's specifications.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-2205

All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Dr. Systems

Students learn about All-Wheel and Four-Wheel drive systems and the transfer of power to operate these systems. Students learn to diagnose, service, remove and install transfer cases.

Hours: 50
Course Code: AUTO-2210

Manual Transmissions

2017 Feb 24 1:40 PM Melissa MacDonald Students learn how to diagnose and repair manual transmissions systems, including clutches and shift cables.

Hours: 45
Course Code: AUTO-2220

Cylinder Heads

This course prepares students to service and repair engine cylinder heads and associated components such as valves, valve springs, and camshafts. This course also teaches students the importance of automotive cooling systems in relation to regulating an engines temperature.

Hours: 75
Course Code: AUTO-2225

Cylinder Blocks

This course prepares students to service and repair engine cylinder blocks and its associated components such as crankshafts, pistons, connecting rods and oil delivery system. In addition students will learn engine diagnostic approaches to diagnose engine failures. This course will also cover the basic working principles of a 4 cycle internal combustion engine.

Hours: 75
Course Code: AUTO-2230

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005

Automotive Trade Math

This course is designed to enable the student to develop trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in math skills as they relate to motive power programs and their future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and the motive power field, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1115

First Aid and CPR

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Automotive Service Technology Practicum Preparation I

Students demonstrate integrated knowledge and skills learned in the preceding courses to show their readiness to attend the upcoming Practicum.

Hours: 22
Course Code: NCPR-1150

Automotive Service Technology Practicum Preparation II

Students demonstrate integrated knowledge and skills learned in the preceding courses to show their readiness to attend the upcoming Practicum.

Hours: 22
Course Code: NCPR-1250

Refrigerant Handlers Course

The course addresses environmentally-correct equipment design, proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFC and environmental awareness relating to ozone depleting substances. The course will also help students to comply with provincial regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Course content is applicable to automotive, RV, residential, commercial and industrial applications. Study topics include: ozone depletion, the effects of CFCs on the atmosphere, environmental and health problems resulting from ozone depletion, and national, provincial, and municipal bylaws governing the control and handling of any refrigerants which contain ozone depleting substances or may contribute to greenhouse effect.

Hours: 6
Course Code: NCPR-2010

Automotive Service Technology Practicum I

Working in an automotive service shop, students gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained during the preceding courses.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1150

Automotive Service Technology Practicum II

Students gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained during the preceding courses.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1250

Automotive Service Technology Practicum III

Students gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained during the preceding courses.

Hours: 80
Course Code: PRAC-2250

Basic Automotive Welding and Cutting

An introduction to basic welding and cutting operations used in the automotive trade with a focus on oxyacetalyne cutting, welding and brazing and Gas Metal Arc Welding.

Hours: 45
Course Code: WELD-1200