Streetsville Secondary School
Course Outline

Department:  Technology   Course: Transportation Technology Grade Eleven
Code:  TTJ3C0                            Credit Count:  1

Course Description

This course examines the various types of land, air, and/or marine vehicles and vehicle systems found within the transportation sector. Students acquire identification, troubleshooting, repairing, and testing skills that meet industry standards and government regulations. In addition to developing employability and technical skills, they explore the broad range of career opportunities within this sector and examine the impact of the transportation sector on people, society, and the environment. Because teaching/learning activities in this course may involve moving vehicles, teachers must be aware of, and discuss in detail with students, board and school policies pertaining to safety in the operation and moving of vehicles. These should be supplemented with industry standards and provincial regulations. Regular updating will be necessary.


Unit 1:  Facility Management

Time:  10 hours
Unit Description
Students investigate several aspects of setting up, organizing, and operating a small business in the field of transportation. Students research a suitable location, physical layout, and operational procedures,
i.e., work order forms. These forms and procedures are utilized while completing other activities in the course. The values of care of the environment, safety of self and others, and responsible and moral use of resources will be emphasized in this unit.

Unit 2:  Engine Operations

Time:  25 hours
Unit Description
This unit involves students acquiring a comprehensive knowledge base in the concepts, terminology, and operation of single and multiple cylinder engines. Activities range from engine compression and oil pressure testing to diagnosing and repairing engine noises and faults. Developing skills in reading and applying technical information will help students become more effective communicators. Respect for the environment, and wise use of resources are identified as key responsibilities in the Christian faith throughout the unit.

Unit 3:  Powertrain Systems

Time:  30 hours
Unit Description
Students explore the various types, components, and repair procedures applied to the transfer of power, from bicycle gear sets and snowmobile clutches, to final drive gear sets and differentials found on both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive vehicles. The importance of sequenced repair procedures are emphasized along with the thorough knowledge of the components themselves. Combining theoretical knowledge and the application of skills, students recognize and diagnose a systematic flow of power on typical vehicles. The requirements of collaborative contributions throughout the unit emphasize teamwork and concern for others in the workplace.

Unit 4:  Vehicle Electrical Systems

Time:  30 hours
Unit Description
Students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills for use in diagnosing and repairing the electrical systems found on most vehicles. Students begin by studying basic electrical principles and troubleshooting techniques. Students complete electrical workstations, develop skills in reading wiring diagrams, and perform system diagnosis and service. The final activity requires students to utilise knowledge and skills developed in the previous activities when describing, diagnosing, and servicing the charging system. Cross-curricular opportunities exist in the areas of Science and Math. The advantages of becoming a reflective and creative thinker in this challenging subject area are stressed.

Unit 5:  Fuel and Energy Systems

Time:  15 hours
Unit Description
Students explore the conversion of fuels to energy through examples of transportation systems and components. Systems studied include petroleum-based and alternative energy systems. A theoretical discussion of carburetion and fuel characteristics leads to an overview of electronic fuel injection and the causes and effects of abnormal combustion. Practical activities include simple carburetor adjustments on small engines and fuel pressure tests. Safe handling of fuels and respect for the environment are included in all aspects of this unit as students experience a professional’s perspective of being a responsible citizen.




Facility Management

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

10 hours

Engine Operation

Assignments, pop quizzes,  unit test

25 hours

Powertrain Systems

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

30 hours

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

30 hours

Fuel and Energy Systems

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

15 hours

Assessment and Evaluation
70% of the student’s final grade is based on summative assessments completed throughout the term with attention given to most consistent and more recent achievement where applicable. 30% of the student’s final grade is based on the culminating task(s) and/or exam towards the end of the course. The assessments will be distributed across the following four achievement chart categories:

Assessment Category

Methods of Assessment



Written, oral and/or practical tests
Class presentations
Teacher observation
Written assignments
Written reports on diagnostic tasks



Sequenced procedural lists
Written reports on diagnostic tasks



Report writing
Class presentations



Teacher observation of safe work habits
Student/teacher conferencing


Final Assessment

Teacher observation of “hands-on” skills
Written testing
Problem-solving and/or design tasks


Learning Skills:
It is an expectation that students are assess not only on their academic achievement but also on their learning skills. These skills include: Working Independently, Organization, Initiative, Work Habits, Homework and Teamwork. It is important to remember that the development and consistent practice of these skills will influence academic achievement.

Frequent absences interrupt the learning process and negatively affect student achievement. Absent students must follow the procedures outlined in the School Agenda.

Missed Assessments:
To earn a credit, students have a responsibility to submit sufficient evidence of understanding within established deadlines. It is a very serious matter for a student to miss an assessment. One of the consequences of missing an assessment is that the student may be assigned an Incomplete (I) for the task. If the student fails to provide a sufficient body of assessment evidence to the teacher, the entire credit may be in jeopardy.


It is the student’s responsibility to:

See the Student Agenda for the full definition of plagiarism. Consequences for plagiarism or cheating may include:  the teacher not accepting the assignment or test, a mark of zero being assigned, office detention, suspension or loss of a credit.



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