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Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, Agricultural Machinery Technician

Applied Certificate
Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, Agricultural Machinery Technician

Program Overview

The Tri-Trades Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport, Agricultural Machinery Technician Applied Certificate program is based in Saskatoon, and is delivered off campus through continuing education programming.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for entry level positions to service and repair off-road and on-road vehicles, as well as agricultural and heavy equipment.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

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Length: 25 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Effective July 1, 2016: Grade 11 with one of the following mathematics: Foundations of Math 20, Pre-Calculus 20, Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 (Modified and General Math credits are not acceptable)
  • English Language Requirement

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 60 Arithmetic
    • Effective July 1, 2016 - 65 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 55 Sentence
    • Effective July 1, 2016 - 65 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

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Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
AIR 171
Air Conditioning and Heating
2
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You will learn the theory and operations of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the components they use. You will diagnose and repair the HVAC systems and their controls.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): AIR 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
BRAK 110
Brake Systems
6
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You will learn the function, operation, maintenance and repair of drum, disk and multiple disc brake systems as well as bearings, seals, wheels and tires.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 88.0
Equivalent Course(s): BRAK 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COM 107
Industrial Communications
1
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You will receive instruction in basic job related interpersonal, oral and written communication (including writing for the workplace and job search techniques).
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 16.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
DRTR 103
Bearings, Seals, Clutches and Transmissions
4
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You will learn how to remove, inspect and install various seals and bearings. You will also learn how to diagnose and repair clutches. The course content includes the operation, diagnosis and repair of manual transmissions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): DRTR 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRTR 104
Differentials and Final Drives
4
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You will learn how to diagnose and repair drive lines and differentials. You will also study and repair planetary final drive and steerable drive axle systems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DRTR 103(concurrent)
Equivalent Course(s): DRTR 171
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRTR 105
Tracks and Undercarriage
4
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You will study final drives, standard and planetary gear reductions and undercarriage in crawler tractors and wheeled machines. You will also learn basic rigging and hoisting principles.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): DRTR 172
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ELEC 157
Fundamentals of Electrical Systems
4
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You will study fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, wiring circuits, electrical components and Ohm’s Law. You will also learn how to diagnose and repair batteries, wiring circuits and electrical components.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ELEC 171
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ELEC 158
Starting and Charging Circuits
4
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You will study electromagnetism as it relates to starting and charging system operation. You will learn how to service and troubleshoot starting and charging systems and their components.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ELEC 157(concurrent)
Equivalent Course(s): ELEC 172
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENGN 183
Diesel Fuel Systems
2
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You will be introduced to the diesel fuel supply systems and how they allow combustion to occur. You will inspect air induction systems, test engine compression, study high and low pressure fuel injection systems, and inspect and repair diesel fuel injectors.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
EQPT 113
Equipment Operation and Maintenance
3
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You will learn the function and operation of component parts, and regular service and maintenance procedures. You will learn how to operate, service and maintain various types of construction trucks and construction equipment. You will work at a construction site to gain experience in operating construction trucks and a variety of earth-moving equipment.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 39.0
Equivalent Course(s): EQPT 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
EQPT 173
Seeding and Tillage Equipment
2
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You will learn the terminology and theory of basic machinery components, including belt and chain drives, ratios, power takeoffs, and gear drives. You will become familiar with the theory of operation for tillage and seeding equipment and global positioning systems (GPS) as it applies to variable rate seeding technology. You will learn to pre-deliver and service air seeder carts, seeding tools and tillage equipment. You will apply theory knowledge to practical applications for seeding and tillage component repairs.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
HYDR 107
Basic Hydraulics
4
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You will learn the basic principles of hydraulics. You will gain an understanding of component construction and operation. You will also develop practical skills to repair these components.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): HYDR 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MATH 191
Mathematics
0
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Your studies will focus on the basic mathematics needed for shop calculations. The course content includes fractions, decimals, percent, equations, ratios, proportions, powers and roots.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 16.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATH 119, MATH 125, MATH 182, MATH 187
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory, Work Based Delivery
TOOL 113
Shop Tools, Procedures and Safety
4
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You will explore the occupations safe work practices and procedures required in these trades.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): TOOL 170
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
WORK 170
Work Placement
0
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You will be placed in a typical work situation in industry. Observing and working with qualified mechanics will help you gain insight into work habits, on-the-job routines and job requirements.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 80.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

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Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

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