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.

TRN 111 - Chassis Maint/Light Repair - 2 - 6 - 0 - 0 - 4

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.

TRN 112 - Powertrain Maint/Light Repair - 2 - 6 - 0 - 0 - 4

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.

TRN 120 - Basic Transp Electricity - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 5

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.

TRN 130 - Intro to Sustainable Transp -

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.

TRN 140 - Transp 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.

TRN 140A - Transp Climate Cont 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 lab fee is required.

TRN 145 - Advanced Transp Electronics - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 3

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.

TRN 180 - Basic Welding for Transp - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 3

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 lab fee is required.

TRN 180A - Basic Welding for Transp 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 lab fee is required.