Maintenance Training Classes
The TMAARC program offer numerous opportunities for agencies to receive maintenance training for their technician. Most notable is the Certified Technician Training Program (CTT). 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. TMAARC also provides Roadeo training, OSHA 10 Hour and 30 Hour Outreach safety training, CPR & AED training, and Forklift training and certifications. The following training modules are also available, free of charge, for use by properties wishing to train their technicians; Air Brake Board, Cummins Engine Module, IO Controls, ThermoKing IntelligAire III, Hydraulic training simulator, a Vapor Door Module and Lift/Ramp modules from Lift-U, Braun Millennium, and Ricon. All training and associated travel is free of charge to any public transit agency within the state of Florida. The TMAARC training curriculum is developed based on course surveys completed by each transit agency, and input from the Florida Transit Maintenance Consortium (FTMC). CUTR has managed the program through a mix of contracted services, in-house training module development and delivery, state level scheduling, and a process to document and archive long term training trends and results. Program leaders are currently working to expand this program in an effort to make state sponsored training and testing more accessible to all properties.