Street Rod Technologies – Certificate – Lloydminster

Course descriptions are still in the approval process. However, course outcomes have been listed for information purposes.
One Year Certificate Program

SR 101 Introduction to the Trade 3
This course is designed to teach the student about specialty vehicle industry terminology, the types of restoration projects and the tools needed to complete a project. The focus is on understanding the types of vehicles and the categories of restoration projects. The history of the automobile and motorized vehicles and the evolution of the industry is discussed. The student learns the types of equipment and tools required to complete a restoration or customization project. This is an introduction to the operation and uses of tools specific to this type of work.
SR 102 Frames, Suspension and Drivetrains 3
Students learn about the design, geometry and manufacturing processes involved in the chassis of a vehicle and how upgrades can affect drivability and safety. Provincial and Canadian laws governing vehicle modifications are discussed. Students learn suspension and steering systems and wheel alignment angles. We discuss suspension installations and upgrades applicable to the industry and how these modifications can affect the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Students learn the basics of braking systems and the common upgrades performed in this industry.
SR 103 Panel Repair 3
Core topics--basic panel restoration and composites

Proposed Outcomes:
  • Learn to analyze damage and proper methods of repair in the restoration industry-- originality sometimes can be more important than the cost of repair.
  • Communicate clear intentions before work starts
  • Be familiar with the processes involved in creating moulds and plugs to develop composite body parts, and the repair of composite materials.
  • Safety is a priority in the process.
SR 104 Welding 3
Core topics--metal identification and types of welding.

Proposed outcomes:
  • become familiar with metal composition
  • show competency in all welding processes relevant to restoring. Will require lab time to become competent.
  • learn fill rod choices
  • learn effects of heat on materials
SR 105 Basic Sheet Metal 3
Core topic--shaping sheet metal

Proposed outcomes:
  • learn to identify panel design
  • learn the difference between shape, curves and bends
  • design a process to recreate a panel in sheet metal
  • develop skills using sheet metal breaks, rollers, bead tools and hand tools
SR 106 Advanced Sheet Metal 3
Core topics--advanced body construction metal shaping

Proposed outcomes:
  • learn and practice sheet metal shaping techniques, patterning and panel replacement
  • identify and discuss advanced body modifications and specific body modifications for vehicle style/genre
  • use advanced sheet metal equipment including bakes, power hammers, bead rollers and planishing hammers
SR 107 Body Assembly 3
Core topics--hinges and hinged panels

Proposed outcomes:
  • Learn to and practice assembling, pre-fitting, adjusting and modifying hinged panels to showroom standards
  • Become familiar with remote operated hinged panel opening systems and common industry hinged modifications
  • Identify hidden structural issues based on panel alignment
SR 108 Automotive Electrical Systems 3
Core topics--electrical and safety systems

Proposed outcomes:

  • learn the fundamentals of electricity and its application in automotives
  • learn standard diagnostic and repair practices for electrical and computer controlled systems
  • discuss electrical system designs that meet transportation safety regulations
SR 109 Preparing for Paints 3
Core topics--undercoat preparation, spray gun operation and undercoats.

Proposed outcomes:
  • Learn and practice how to prepare a panel for primer and paint
  • Become familiar with available products and their application within industry standards
  • Sufficient lab time to become proficient with paint spraying techniques
SR 110 Top Coats 3
Students learn color identification and mixing procedures. Technical aspects of specific paint types are discussed. Custom paint techniques are discussed, researched, and practiced by the student in the labs. Students become familiar with paint themes based on vehicle genre that become industry standards.

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