Transportation Technology

Transportation Technology

In Transportation Technology class you will learn the basic principles of how an engine operates. You will learn how to diagnose and troubleshoot various symptoms and or problems that may arise on a vehicle. You will also learn basic fabrication and welding techniques to do some small body and structural repairs to vehicles. This program will prepare an individual for an apprenticeship upon graduation or the hobbyist who just enjoys doing their own repairs or restorations in the future.

Small Engines

When taking Small Engines you will learn about all aspects of small engine design and applications, how they affect our environment, and the recreational forms of small engines, including snowmobile, motorcycle and watercraft. You will also learn the fundamentals of welding, fabricating and design when building projects or modifying vehicles.
If you have any questions about Small Engines courses, please come and ask Mr. Herring or Mr. Van Tilborg.

Teachers: Mr. Q. Grasso, Mr. D. Herring and Mr. C. Witzel
Rooms: A120 and A122

 

Course Descriptors for Transportation Technology

Grade 10 – TTJ 2OI

This course introduces students to the service and maintenance of vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the construction and operation of vehicle/craft systems and learn maintenance and repair techniques. Student projects may include the construction of a self-propelled vehicle or craft, engine service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body care. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.

Grade 11 – TTJ 3CI

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the
transportation industry.

Grade 11 – TTJ 3OI – Vehicle Ownership

This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use, and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Grade 12 – TTJ 4CI

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; powertrains; steering/ control, suspension, brake, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and/or small-engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.

Grade 12 – TTJ 4EI – Vehicle Maintenance

This course introduces students to the servicing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles through practical applications. The course is appropriate for all students as a general interest course to prepare them for future vehicle operation, care, and maintenance or for entry into an apprenticeship in the motive power trades. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about careers in the transportation industry and the skills and training required for them.