Truck and Transport Service Technician

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
WoodstockSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Truck and Transport Service Technicians put big rigs back on the open road. They examine transport vehicles for defects, locate the cause of malfunctions, overhaul mechanical components, check electrical and fuel systems, repair problems, and fit and reassemble new parts. You’ll learn how some of the largest motor vehicles operate and the nuts and bolts of every part. In our global market, the transportation of goods in a timely manner is vital, and service technicians are critical to successful business.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    Upon graduating, you may be employed with dealer service departments, trucking fleet operators, government highway departments, railways and independent truck repair shops. Employment in diesel service is attractive thanks to competitive wages and the challenges encountered while doing highly skilled work.

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    NOC Codes

    7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers


    What you will learn

    • Workplace Safety
    • Engines (Diesel and Gas)
    • Electrical Systems
    • Vehicle Service
    • Brake Systems
    • Power Train
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Shop Practice
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Steering and Suspension
    • Workplace Essential Skills


    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

    Students use basic hydraulic principles to service hydraulic lines and fittings, actuators, reservoirs, and filters. They participate in assembly and disassembly, diagnostic, installation and removal, and problem solving activities.

    Prerequisites:

    • MPTA1003G

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    Students apply electrical and electronic principals to tasks such as electrical system diagnostics, servicing batteries, working with lighting circuits and guauges, and maintaining harnesses and accessories.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205
    • SECU1194G

    Students become familiar with various truck components, use various types of service information systems found in trucks and transports, use gaskets, seals and sealing compounds, perform oil and filter changes, chassis lubrication, service automatic lubrication systems, and safely start, and park vehicles in everyday service work. They follow rules regarding the handling of ozone depletion substances according to safety guidelines.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205
    • SECU1194G

    Students acquire skills in servicing drive-lines, clutches, transmission, torque converters, tires, rims and wheels.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The applied work experience exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This is a 1-day environmental awareness training course based on Environment Canada's "Code of Practice for Reducing CFC/HCFC/HFC Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems". It is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Specific topics covered are: CFCs and the ozone layer, isolation valving, recommended components, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    This course is intended to provide the students with the knowledge required to function safely in their work environment. Included within this course are the specific WorkSafeNB competencies required for all NBCC graduates. Participants cover the safety and security standards required on the job so that they are aware of potential hazards and can prevent them.

    The safety procedures introduced in the course focus on preparing the students to function efficiently and safely as they get more practice and applied knowledge specific to their trade.

    This course is designed to equip the students with the skills required to recognize, use, and maintain the tools of their trade from the perspective of organization, efficiency, and safety. They cover basic shop tools and equipment including hand and power tools, fasteners, tubing, and fittings.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    Students acquire knowledge regarding engine principles, cooling systems, air filtration and exhaust systems, and diesel fuel systems to carry out engine and engine support system servicing tasks.

    Prerequisites:

    • MPTA1003G

    Students are challenged to carry out all tasks related to the service and repair of hydraulic brakes and air brakes. They become proficient at diagnostics, removal and installation of all components related to brake systems.

    Prerequisites:

    • MPTA1003G

    This course is designed to cover the diagnosis, service, and repair of vehicle steering and suspension systems, and related components. Students also learn to perform wheel alignment. Students develop these skills through a combination of classroom theory, demonstration, and hands on experience.  Emphasis is placed on accuracy, efficiency and safe practices.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    In this course students will learn the proper methods for disconnecting, removing, installing and re-connecting engines.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1194G

    Students acquire welding skills using Metal Inert Gas Welding (GMAW) or (MIG) and Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment to carry out installation and repair tasks on heavy equipment and motive power components.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205
    • SECU1194G


    Specific Considerations

    Safety equipment and a multi-tester are required, and can be purchased at the college.


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