COURSE DESCRIPTION




Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Course Descriptions

Transit Technician 1

DIM 0810
Transit Equipment Preventive Maintenance
6.6 Vocational Credits
200 Clock Hours

This is the introductory course into transit maintenance which includes identifying shop organization, management, and safety requirements, demonstrating infection control procedures, demonstrating MSDS, AED, and CPR procedures and practicing general shop safety. Students will also demonstrate the use of hardware and fasteners, basic tools and equipment, perform transit bus and forklift preventive maintenance, perform tire service, identification and repair, and demonstrate workplace communication skills and qualifications for employment.

DIM 0811
Transit Basic Electrical Systems
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This is the introductory electrical systems course that explains the theory and nature of electricity, basic electrical terminology and symbols, solving problems using Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s law, and understanding and analyzing electrical circuits and components.

DIM 0812
Transit Wheelchair Lift/Ramp
2.00 Vocational Credits
60 Clock Hours

Students will learn how to troubleshoot and repair wheelchair lifts, pumps, hoses, and components; wheelchair ramps and associated hardware; bus kneeler systems and components; and related hydraulic and electrical systems.

DIM 0813
Transit Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

Students will identify types of bearings, seals, gaskets, and fasteners and their uses; identify power train components and functions; identify threaded fasteners by size, type, thread series, thread classes, material hardness, and compatibility; and demonstrate the ability to remove correctly an oil sample for analysis. Students will also be introduced to Cummins© Insite and QSOL software for research and troubleshooting.

DIM 0814
Transit Steering and Suspension
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

Students will troubleshoot and repair conventional steering systems, front and rear-axle suspensions, and hydraulic steering systems. Students will also service tires and wheels, bearings, hubs and seals, align bus frames and adjust bus height.



Transit Technician 2

DIM 0820
Transit Hydraulics
2.00 Vocational Credits
60 Clock Hours

This course details the basic principles of hydraulics, identifies and explains the operating components of hydraulic systems, and enables students to locate and identify hydraulic units by their symbols on a diagram. Maintenance and reconditioning of lines and reservoirs, pumps and motors, control valves and cylinders is also included.

DIM 0821
Transit Diesel Electrical and Diesel Engine Electronics
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This is a mid-level course that examines, explains, and troubleshoots the charging and starting systems, examines regulators, rectifiers, AC and DC motors, batteries, instruments and gages. Student will also Identify, diagnose, remove and replace electronic sensors and analyze electrical circuits related to the engine.

DIM 0822
Transit Drive train
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This course explains power train operating principles and identifies components; troubleshooting shift patterns; clutch servicing; driveline and power take-off servicing; and service and repair of differentials.

DIM 0823
Transit Intermediate Electrical Systems
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This mid-level electrical course explains the principles of operation and purposes of transistors, relays, and switches found on transit equipment. Common electrical components are tested and troubleshot. Equalizer and diode tests are explained. The ATEC circuit simulator is introduced and circuits are built. Complex schematics and charts are introduced.

DIM 0824
Transit Brakes/Air System
6.6 Vocational Credits
200 Clock Hours

This course is a comprehensive examination of air brake systems and their supporting components. Principals of operation, servicing, troubleshooting and repairing of the following systems/components is included: air, brake, parking, ABS, Wedge, S-Cam, air compressors, hydraulic booster, shoes, pads, kits, valves and lines. The brake board is utilized.



Transit Technician 3

DIM 0830
Transit Alternative Fuel/Power Systems
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This advanced course explores current alternative fuels technology with detailed description and troubleshooting of the EP40 parallel hybrid system. Components include: ESS energy storage system, DPIM Dual power inverter module, and TCM/VCM. Torque blending theory, fuel cells, ULSD, PC-10 and CJ-4 oils, and alternative fuels are also presented.

DIM 0831
Transit Advanced Electrical Systems
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

This advanced electrical course builds on the ATEC circuit simulation modules, examines programmable logic controllers (PLC), Multiplex systems and their components, Ladder logic charts, various electrical instruments, and various types of sensors. Student will learn how to identify and troubleshoot multiplex electrical system and read and understand complex electrical schematics and charts.

DIM 0832
Transit Heating and Air-Conditioning
6.6 Vocational Credits
200 Clock Hours

This advanced course is a detailed, comprehensive examination of the modern HVAC system utilized on a transit bus. All areas and components are covered, including EPA requirements, refrigeration, recovery and reclaim, inspection, and troubleshooting. 608 certification testing is included.

DIM 0833
Transmission Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair
4.00 Vocational Credits
120 Clock Hours

In this advanced course the student will: Identify the basic transmission components and functions, identify principles of operation, assemblies, and systems of transmission operation, troubleshoot and repair transmission systems, rebuild transmission assemblies, and rebuild/troubleshoot retarder assembly.

DIM 0834
Diesel Engine Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair
6.6 Vocational Credits
200 Clock Hours

In this advanced course the student will: identify principles, assemblies, and systems of engine operation, apply math skills and scientific principals common to diesel technology, troubleshoot and repair engine systems, rebuild a cylinder-head assembly, remove and replace camshaft assemblies, and rebuild a block assembly.