TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY

TRN 110 - Intro to Transport Tech

2 credits

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous materials, environmental regulations, hand tools, service information, basic concepts, vehicle systems, and common transportation industry terminology. Topics include familiarization with major vehicle systems, proper use of various hand and power tools, material safety data sheets, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate safety procedures, identify and use basic shop tools, and describe government regulations regarding transportation repair facilities. A course fee is required.

TRN 111 - Chassis Maint/Light Repair

This course covers maintenance and light repair of transportation suspension, steering, and brake systems. Topics include general servicing and inspection procedures of steering and suspension systems, wheels and tires, and drum and disc brakes including hydraulic and power-assist units. Upon completion, students should be able to perform maintenance and light repair of transportation suspension, steering, and brake systems. A course fee is required.

TRN 112 - Powertrain Maint/Light Repair

This course covers maintenance and light repair of transportation engines, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, engine performance systems, and HVAC systems. Topics include general servicing and inspection procedures of engines, engine lubrication and cooling systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, HVAC components, and fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems. Upon completion, students should be able to perform maintenance and light repair of transportation engines, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, engine performance systems, and HVAC systems. A course fee is required.

TRN 120 - Basic Transportation Electricity

This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm’s Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns. A course fee is required.

TRN 130 - Intro to Sustainable Transportation

3 credits

This course provides an overview of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Topics include composition and use of alternative fuels including compressed natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels, hybrid/electric, and vehicles using alternative fuels. Upon completion, students should be able to identify alternative fuel vehicles, explain how each alternative fuel delivery system operates, and perform minor repairs. A course fee is required.

TRN 140 - Transportation Climate Control

2 credits

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diagnosis and repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair vehicle climate control systems. A course fee is required.

TRN 140A - Transportation Climate Control Lab

2 credits

Corequisites: - TRN 140

This course provides experiences for enhancing student skills in the diagnosis and repair of transportation climate control systems. Emphasis is placed on reclaiming, recovery, recharging, leak detection, climate control components, diagnosis, air conditioning equipment, tools and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information. A course fee is required.

TRN 145 - Advanced Transportation Electronics

Prerequisites: TRN 120

This course covers advanced transportation electronic systems including programmable logic controllers, on-board data networks, telematics, high voltage systems, navigation, collision avoidance systems and electronic accessories. Topics include interpretation of wiring schematics, reprogramming PLCs, diagnosing and testing data networks and other electronic concerns. Upon completion, students should be able to reprogram PLCs, diagnose and test data networks and other electronic concerns, and work safely with high voltage systems. A course fee is required.

TRN 180 - Basic Welding for Transportation

This course covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standard. A course fee is required.

TRN 180A - Basic Welding for Transportation Lab

1 credit

Corequisites: - TRN 180

This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills in welding and cutting procedures associated with the transportation industry. Emphasis is placed on safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification, welds/joints, techniques, inspection of welds/joints, cutting processes and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standards. A course fee is required.