Mechanics 10-20-30 Students will have an opportunity to develop skills from a minimum of 5 modules. Students will also refine career planning and expand on their employability skills. Through a range of cross curricular refining and special projects students will also expand basic reading, writing, mathematics, and computer skills.
Mark Wilson, Mechanics/Electronics/Robotics/Fabrication10-20-30, Teacher/Instructor
Module MEC1010: Modes & Mechanism
Students research, design, build and test a model of a transportation vehicle, using a simple power source, common materials and tools.
Module MEC1015: Tools and Materials
Students learn basic hand tool skill as well as operational skill for power tools and common materials used in the automotive industry.
Module MEC1020: Vehicle Service & Care
Students develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for and service a motor vehicle.
Module MEC1040: Engine Fundamentals
Students investigate and describe operating principles, construction and applications of engines.
Module MEC1090: Electrical Fundamentals
Students identify and describe the operating principles and applications of electricity.
Module MEC1110: Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Students identify and describe the operating principles and applications of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Module MEC1130: Mechanical Systems
Students identify and describe the operating principles and applications of mechanisms used to transmit and control mechanical energy.
Module MEC1150: Ride & Control Systems
Students develop a basic knowledge of ride and control systems associated with vehicles.
Module MEC1160: Structures & Materials
Students identify the types of materials and components used in vehicle construction.
Module MEC1170: Metal Forming & Finishing
Students repair and re-form damaged metal panels.
Module MEC1190: Surface Preparation 1
Students assess the state of a painted surface, and use appropriate restoration procedures.
Module MEC2010: Vehicle Detailing
Students develop the skills required to restore and enhance the exterior finishes of a vehicle.
Module MEC2020: Vehicle Maintenance
Students perform the basic service requirements necessary to ensure adequate maintenance of a motor vehicle.
Module MEC2030: Lubrication & Cooling
Students diagnose, maintain and service the lubrication and cooling systems of a typical four cycle gasoline engine.
Module MEC2040: Fuel & Exhaust Systems
Students diagnose, maintain and service the fuel and exhaust system of a typical four-cycle gasoline engine.
Module MEC2050: Alternative Fuel Engines
Students determine alternative fuels used to power motor vehicles.
Module MEC2060: Ignition Systems
Students identify the basic components and parts of ignition systems used on internal combustion engines, and service and repair an ignition system.
Module MEC2070: Emission Controls
Students describe the importance of controlling emissions and the technology applied to vehicles to meet prescribed standards.
Module MEC2090: Electrical Components
Students identify and describe the basic use and testing of the electrical components of a typical motor vehicle.
Module MEC2100: Power Assist Accessories
Students identify and explain the function of components and parts of power assist accessories.
Module MEC2110: Braking Systems
Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to diagnose, service and maintain a braking system according to accepted trade practices.
Module MEC2120: Hydraulic Accessories
Students develop a basic knowledge of hydraulic components, applications and servicing techniques.
Module MEC2130: Drive Trains
Students identify the purpose, describe the operation and perform the servicing of a vehicle drive train.
Module MEC2140: Transmissions/Transaxles
Students perform inspection service and repair procedures on manual transmissions, transaxles and clutch assemblies.
Module MEC2150: Suspension Systems
Students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to service and maintain vehicle suspension systems.
Module MEC2160: Steering Systems
Students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to maintain a steering system.
Module MEC2170: Metal Repair & Finishing
Students analyze and repair metal damage.
Module MEC2180: Trim Replacement
Students demonstrate the removal and repair of trim parts, with an emphasis on removal and installation without damage.
Module MEC2190: Surface Preparation 2
Students perform advanced surface preparations.
Module MEC2200: Refinishing 1
Students demonstrate metal surface refinishing procedures.
Module MEC2210: Touch-up & Finishing
Students determine and use the appropriate materials, tools and processes for minor surface repairs.
Module MEC2220: Interior Repairs
Students search for and use the appropriate products and techniques to maintain vehicle interior surface materials.
Module MEC3010: Buying & Selling Vehicles
Students develop the skills required to make an informed purchase or sale of a vehicle.
Module MEC3020: Vehicle Value Appraisal
Students demonstrate the procedures used by industry to estimate the cost of a repair and the market value of a vehicle.
Module MEC3030: Engine Diagnosis
Students learn to diagnose the condition of an engine for worn or damaged parts and/or improper adjustments.
Module MEC3040: Engine Tune-up
Students diagnose, service and repair engine, fuel, ignition, charging and starting systems.
Module MEC3050: Engine Replacement
Students remove and install an engine in a chassis.
Module MEC3060: Engine Reconditioning 1
Students determine the need for service, and perform the required service, on the cylinder head and related components of an engine.
Module MEC3070: Engine Reconditioning 2
Students determine the need for service, and perform service, on a cylinder block assembly and related components of an engine.
Module MEC3080: Alternative Energy Systems
Students describe why vehicle manufacturers continue to build the crank-piston internal combustion gasoline engine. Students also identify and describe future engine designs.
Module MEC3090: Computer Systems
Students provide an overview of the applications of computer management systems used in modern vehicles.
Module MEC3100: Safety Systems
Students describe how safety systems can be tested, diagnosed, replaced or repaired.
Module MEC3110: Climate Control
Students expand their knowledge of the purpose, operation and servicing of standard heating and air conditioning systems.
Module MEC3120: Power Assisting
Students further develop their knowledge of the purpose, operation, service and repair of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power assist devices.
Module MEC3130: Automatic Transmissions
Students develop knowledge of automatic transmissions and transaxles, and skills in diagnosing and executing minor automatic transmission and transaxle repair requirements.
Module MEC3140: Drive Train Repair
Students perform overhauls on clutch, transmission and differential assemblies.
Module MEC3150: Wheel Alignment
Students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for repairing and aligning various vehicle steering systems.
Module MEC3160: Body Repair Estimation
Students apply knowledge in estimating, including close attention to detail in determining the cost of a repair.
Module MEC3170: Damage Analysis
Students identify and examine physical damage caused by collisions, and learn cost estimating procedures.
Module MEC3180: Damage Repair 1
Students examine the methods used to complete a repair involving removing, replacing and aligning of body parts.
Module MEC3190: Damage Repair 2
Students examine methods used to complete a collision repair involving uni-body parts replacement and frame correction.
Module MEC3200: Refinishing 2
Students demonstrate finishing skills and techniques related to the preparation and application of metallic paints.
Module MEC3210: Plastic & Fibreglass
Students determine the types of plastic and fibreglass materials required for repairs, and perform appropriate repair procedures.
Module MEC3220: Glass Replacement
Students demonstrate knowledge, skills and practice related to vehicle glass installation and adjustment.
Module MEC3230: Refinishing 3
Students demonstrate knowledge and skills of advanced finishing techniques, including custom painting, mixing, tinting, colour and texture