Streetsville Secondary School
Course Outline

Department:  Technology      Course: Transportation Technology Grade Twelve
Code:  TTJ4C0                     Credit Count:  1

Course Description
This course examines the commonalities of land, air and marine vehicles, and transportation systems. Students will develop safe workplace habits and business management skills and effectively use diagnostic, hand and power tools to service and repair vehicles to meet industry standards and safety inspections. They will also research the entry requirements for apprenticeship training programs and develop the employability and technical skills required for entry into the workplace.

Units of Study:
Unit 1:  Electronic Engine Controls
Time:  35 hours
Unit Description
Students study the operating principles of devices that monitor and alter engine operation of land, marine and air vehicles. Students learn the names, operation and test procedures of key engine sensors and actuators, as well as their relationship to each other and to the vehicle’s computer. Students also develop diagnostic strategies to be used in testing and servicing these devices and systems. Personal safety and safety regulations are reinforced throughout the unit activities. The activities and skills learned in this course reflect industry standards delivered with the honesty, values, and integrity of social teachings

Unit 2:  Emission Controls and Distributorless Ignition Systems
Time:  20 hours
Unit Description
Students study the operating principles of devices that reduce the harmful effects of engine operation on the environment for land, marine and air vehicles. Students learn the types and sources of these emissions and study their effects of the environment. Students develop diagnostic strategies to be used in testing and servicing these devices and systems. Personal safety and safety regulations are reinforced throughout the unit activities. Students learn to develop their sense of personal choice and moral direction in the application of their skills and values in the workplace.

Unit 3:  Braking Systems
Time:  35 hours
Unit Description
Students learn to explain the basic principles, components, and operation of hydraulic brakes, power brakes, and antilock braking systems for land and air vehicles. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to enter the workplace with the hands-on skills required to inspect, service, and repair braking systems to meet manufacturers’ specifications and local industry standards. Students learn how to retrieve antilock braking systems trouble codes, test sensors, and analyse trouble shooting flow charts. The activities and skills learned in this activity reflect industry standards and are delivered with the honesty and integrity of our social teachings. Personal safety and safety standards are reinforced throughout the unit activities.

Unit 4:  Pre-Certification Inspection of Vehicle
Time:  20 hours
Unit Description
Students learn the professional aspects of vehicle inspection and industry standards of practice for land, marine and air vehicles by researching and establishing a systematic procedure. Students also investigate the requirements for entry-level positions in transportation related businesses. Personal safety and safety regulations are reinforced throughout the unit activities. The development of caring attitudes towards others and the integrity of honest business practises are important components of this unit.


UNITS

MAJOR SUMMATIVE TASK

TIMELINE

Electronic Engine Controls

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

35 hours

Emission Controls & Distributorless Ignition Sys.

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

20 hours

Braking Systems

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

35 hours

Pre-Certification Inspection of Vehicle

Assignments, pop quizzes, unit test

20 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

Weight

  Knowledge/Understanding

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

70%

Thinking/Inquiry

Sequenced procedural lists
Written reports on diagnostic tasks

 

Communications

Report writing
Class presentations
Notebook

 

Applications

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

30%

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.

Attendance:
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.


 

Deadlines:
* Are realistic in our normal working life
* Are a way of bringing closure on one unit of work and moving ahead to another
* Allow students and teachers to manage time during the semester and ensure fairness

 

It is the student’s responsibility to:
* Seek assistance from the teacher when the student is unable to complete the task due to insufficient knowledge or skill
* Negotiate an alternate deadline prior to the assigned deadline date when/if they are unable to complete the task on time

Plagiarism:
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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