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Transit Technician I (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1206 - Catalog 2017/2018

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171, Frank.Snyder@daytonastate.edu

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Transit Technician program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary to become a successful bus mechanic.

Description:

This program is designed for high school graduates and others who are interested in a career as a transit technician and incumbent technicians that desire postsecondary vocational training as a means of expanding or enhancing their career opportunities. The content includes but is not limited to the following: maintaining and repairing diesel engines, performing diesel engine and bus preventive maintenance inspections, maintaining and repairing ADA accessible lifts and ramps, maintaining and repairing basic electrical systems, and repairing and maintaining steering and suspension systems. There is on-the-job training conducted at the student's transit property.

The program will be an offsite program located at the Votran headquarters at 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119. It is conducted in partnership with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. It is a limited access program.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Identify shop organization, management and safety requirements.
  2. Demonstrate infection control, AED, CPR, shop and occupational safety procedures.
  3. Demonstrate the use of hardware and fasteners, basic tools and equipment.
  4. Apply proper oxy-acetylene gas practices and techniques.
  5. Demonstrate workplace communication skills.
  6. Perform bus and forklift preventive maintenance, tire service and repair, and engine preventive maintenance.
  7. Maintain and repair transit bus basic electrical components; wheelchair lift, ramp systems and components: and steering and suspension systems.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: There is currently no cost for qualifying technicians.

Financing Options: This program is ineligible for federal financial aid. Accepted students tuition is made possible by scholarship money provided by the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) to qualifying member property technicians.

THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE:

Applicants must apply and be accepted. They must be a current transit employee working in a participating member property.

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

Students who have been selected must be admitted to Daytona State College by completing the Daytona State College Application for Admissions. The College does charge a one-time, non-refundable assessment fee to all students, at the time of initial enrollment.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Enrollment is limited to current Transit employees.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to all students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of the program is three (3) semesters and includes class time and paid on-the-job-training.

49-3031 - Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

49-3023.01 - Automotive Master Mechanics (Bright Outlook)

49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

49-3042.00 - Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, except Engines

49-3051.00 - Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

49-3092.00 - Recreational Vehicle Service Technician

For additional information on wages, trend and career information: http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/49-3031.00.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

DIM0810Transit Equipment Preventive Maintenance

200

DIM0811Transit Basic Electrical Systems

120

DIM0812Transit Wheelchair Life/Ramp

60

DIM0813Transit Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance

120

DIM0814Transit Steering and Suspension

120

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

DIM0810Transit Equipment Preventive Maintenance

200

DIM0811Transit Basic Electrical Systems

120

2nd Semester

DIM0812Transit Wheelchair Life/Ramp

60

DIM0813Transit Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance

120

DIM0814Transit Steering and Suspension

120

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 20.67
TOTAL CONTACT HRS. 620.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.