Transit Technician 1

The Transit Technician 1 program prepares students for employment as transit technicians, train existing employees to become Florida Transit Maintenance Consortium (FTMC) certified transit technicians and to prepare existing technicians for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) series of Transit Bus tests.

Program Overview

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 Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

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.

Employment Opportunities

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Automotive Master Mechanics

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, except Engines

Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Recreational Vehicle Service Technician

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate the use of hardware and fasteners, basic tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate and apply proper oxy-acetylene gas practices and techniques.
  • Maintain and repair transit bus basic electrical systems and components.
  • Perform engine preventive maintenance.
  • Perform Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system preventive maintenance.
  • Perform transit bus and forklift preventive maintenance Ref: 29CFR1910.178.
  • Perform tire service, identification and repair.
  • Identify tire monitoring system features.
  • Demonstrate Road Call procedures.

Program Requirements

Transit Technician 1 · T660100 · 620 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A DIM0810 Transit Equipment Preventive Maintenance Technician 200 49-3031
B DIM0811 Transit Basic Electrical Systems Technician 120 49-3031
C DIM0812 Transit Wheelchair Lift/Ramp Technician 60 49-3031
D DIM0813 Transit Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance Technician 120 49-3031
E DIM0814 Transit Steering and Suspension Technician 120 49-3031

Program Costs

$1,810.40 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 620 hours)
$383.40 Bookstore Costs
$45.00 Registration Fees
$50.00 Facility Usage Fee
$160.00 Lab Fee
$110.00 Miscellaneous Fees
Total Costs $2,558.80