Career and Technical Certificate
The Transportation Technician Level I certificate program provides the training leading to employment as transit technicians, heavy duty diesel truck technicians, train existing employees to become Federal Transportation Motor Carrier (FTMC) certified transit technicians, and to prepare existing technicians for the Automotive Service Excellence (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 vocational credit (clock hour) program that 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.
- This is the first in a sequence of three programs that prepare students to become ASE Master Service Technicians.