State CIP Code 0647061307
Basic Skills Requirements: The student must be exempt or attain a 9th grade level on each section of the TABE exam: Math, Language and Reading.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as transit technicians, train existing employees to become FTMC certified transit technicians, and to prepare existing technicians for the ASE series of Transit Bus or Heavy Truck tests. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transit Technician field.
The content includes but is not limited to the following: maintaining and repairing diesel engines, performing diesel engine and bus preventive maintenance (PMI) inspections, maintaining and repairing ADA accessible lifts and ramps, maintaining and repairing basic electrical systems, and maintaining, and repairing steering and suspension systems. The course content will also include training in communication, transit safety awareness, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), employability skills, and safe efficient work practices.
The Transit Technician program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three programs or levels. The required sequence allows students to complete levels for employment or to remain for advanced training. Transit technician level I is a prerequisites for Transit Technician Level II, and Transit Technician Level II is a prerequisite for Transit Level III. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the preceding level prior to advancement to the next higher level.