Certified Technician Training Program Application

This program focuses on all major systems of the transit bus and awards certifications as Level I, Level II and Level III Transit Technician. After successful completion of this program students will be awarded and a Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate from Hillsborough Community College.

The Associate in Science (AS) degree program consists of 60 credit hours of instruction. Upon successfully completing the CTT program and obtaining a PSAV certificate, qualified transit technicians may apply to Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and request articulation of the certificate. When approved, 27 credit hours will be granted toward fulfillment of the requirements for the AS degree.

Program Overview:

The FTMC Certified Transit Technician (CTT) curriculum consists of three technical tracks, defined as Technician I, II, and III. The tracks include 620 hours, 620 hours, and 680 hours of instruction respectively. Each track contains five modules consisting of 24-40 hours of classroom and hands-on training related to specific technical areas and requires approximately 36-160 hours of verifiable On the Job Training (OJT) to be completed at the home property.  Todd Parsons will serve as the Lead Instructor and will be available to assist participants as they progress through the program.  A Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate will be issued by HCC upon completion of the three tracks. Learn more about the CTT Program.

Eligible Participants:

To ensure that the participants in the certificate program are able to receive guidance and individualized assistance from the Lead Instructor, course enrollment will be limited to fifteen attendees, per course.

Those eligible to participate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a Florida transit agency employee working in the field of vehicle maintenance and repair.
  2. Must be granted transit agency approval to participate.
  3. Must have a minimum of one year of experience in vehicle maintenance.
  4. Must be willing to commit to an 24-36 month training curriculum which requires travel to the training site. Participants must complete all required OJT obligations.
  5. Must be a Florida resident for at least one year prior to class start date.
  6. Priority will be granted to participants from Florida transit agencies that have not yet been represented in previous classes.

Enrollment and Fees:

FDOT is sponsoring this certificate program and will cover the travel expenses for each participant to attend. Enrollment applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019. Eligible participants will be notified of their acceptance into the program no later than June 15, 2019.

Enrollment: Please complete the enrollment application below.  The online application will be forwarded to the maintenance director provided below for enrollment approval.  Your application will not be complete until approval is received.

Note: Director approval does not guarantee enrollment into the program.

Please acknowledge by typing your name below, that you are committing to an on-going training curriculum that will last 24-36 months. Understand that successful completion of this program will require you to travel every 6-8 weeks and complete OJT at your home location, and will only result in receipt of a certificate once all modules are successfully completed.
Please acknowledge by providing the name and contact information for your maintenance director, that your online application will be sent for approval. Their confirmation will support your continued enrollment in the 24-36 month training program. Understanding that you will be required to travel and complete OJT in assigned areas during the curriculum.
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