TRN – Transportation Technology

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

TRN-110 Intro to Transport Tech (1 2 0 2)

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. (FA).
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate work place safety and hazardous waste disposal per OSHA and EPA guidelines that apply to relevant transportation industry work.
2. Given a vehicle or piece of equipment, students will be able to identify it and locate relevant service information in one or more industry-standard databases.
3. Demonstrate proficiency hoisting transportation vehicles through use of lifts and floor jacks.
4. Complete service repair orders with appropriate information: customer contact information; VIN; cause, concern, correction.
5. Identify and communicate about basic systems and terms associated with the transportation industry.
6. Distinguish between different transportation systems terms and components either on a written exercise or in a lab environment.
7. Demonstrate proper use and care of related transportation industry tools and equipment.
8. Correctly identify or describe government regulations associated with the transportation industry.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-120 Basic Transp Electricity (4 3 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. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate work place safety related to transportation electrical systems.
2. Interpret and apply wiring diagram information on a transportation vehicle electrical system.
3. Demonstrate the proper use of electrical diagnostic test equipment.
4. Use Ohm’s law to calculate the value of any of the following given the values of the remaining variables:
* Voltage (V)
* Resistance (R)
* Amperage (A)
5. Given a transportation vehicle with a fault in the battery, starting, and charging system, students will be able to perform successful diagnosis and repairs.
6. Demonstrate the ability to obtain appropriate service information on electrical circuit construction.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-130 Intro to Sustainable Transp (2 2 0 3)

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. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify alternative fuels used in transportation industry to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels.
2. Describe appropriate safety practices used when servicing and repairing Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).
3. Correctly identify or describe how each alternative fuel is delivered and used in modern transportation vehicles and equipment.
4. Identify diagnostic procedures and repairs associated with alternative fueled transportation vehicles and equipment.
5. Describe the similarities and differences between various types of Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) power systems found in modern transportation and equipment.
6. Identify emerging fuel sources for the transportation industry that are currently in development and describe their characteristics.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-140 Transp Climate Control (1 2 0 2)

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. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. In a lab setting, demonstrate work place safety per OSHA and EPA guidelines that apply to relevant climate control systems found on transportation vehicles and equipment.
2. Given a transportation vehicle or related equipment with a fault to the climate control system, diagnose and repair the climate control system using the recommended lab equipment as outlined by the related service information.
3. Using the recommended equipment as outlined by the EPA, identify and perform the proper recovery and recycling procedures for any refrigerant in a transportation vehicle or related equipment.
4. Describe the operation of the heating, ventilation and air condition systems.
5. Describe the use of climate control testing equipment to aid diagnosis of the systems.
6. Describe the use of appropriate service information and capacity charts.
7. Describe the EPA regulations that govern the proper use of refrigerants in a transportation vehicle or related equipment.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-140A Transp Climate Cont Lab (1 2 0 2)

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. State corequisite: Take TRN-140. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Given a transportation vehicle or related equipment with a fault in the A/C system, diagnose and repair the system using the recommended lab equipment and service information.
2. Utilize proper equipment to identify a given A/C refrigerant type and the purity of the A/C refrigerant for the transportation industry.
3. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment with an A/C system, determine the recommended refrigerant oil and capacity levels as prescribed from related service information.
4. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment with an A/C system, use the recommended equipment to properly reclaim, recycle, evacuate and recharge the entire refrigerant system.
5. Given a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, properly drain, flush and refill the entire anti-freeze coolant system.
6. Given a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, evaluate the anti-freeze coolant condition and perform a systems test as recommended by service information for a transportation vehicle or equipment.
7. Diagnose and repair a transportation vehicle or equipment with a fault in a protection device for the given A/C system.
8. Given an A/C system, remove and inspect system components and seals for damage which may cause the system to leak refrigerant.
9. Given a faulty climate control system, diagnose temperature control problems.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-145 Adv Transp Electronics (2 3 0 3)

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 PLC?s, diagnosing and testing data networks and other electronic concerns. Upon completion, students should be able to reprogram PLC?s, diagnose and test data networks and other electronic concerns, and work safely with high voltage systems. State prerequisite: Take TRN120. (SP).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Given a transportation vehicle or related equipment, diagnose and repair a failure in the lighting, gauges, and accessory circuits by using the recommended lab or test equipment as outlined by the related service information.
2. Correctly describe the processes involved in electrical system diagnosis on modern transportation vehicles or equipment.
3. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment, diagnose and repair a fault in the controller area network (CAN) system by using the recommended lab or test equipment as outlined by the related service information.
4. In a lab setting, demonstrate the proper use of electrical diagnostic equipment that apply to transportation vehicles and equipment.
5. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment, diagnose and repair a fault in the electronic control system by using the recommended lab or test equipment as outlined by the related service information.
6. Demonstrate appropriate diagnostic procedures for sensors, controllers, and circuits by using the recommended test equipment as outlined by service information.
7. Correctly identify or describe complex transportation vehicle systems such as, collision avoidance, high intensity headlamps, navigation, and communication systems.
8. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment, replace or reprogram an electronic system controller as outlined by the related service information.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-170 Pc Skills for Transp (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces students to personal computer literacy and Internet literacy with an emphasis on the transportation service industry. Topics include service information systems, management systems, computer-based systems, and PC-based diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to access information pertaining to transportation technology and perform word processing. (FA).
Competencies
1. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment, identify it and locate relevant service information from one or more industry-standard databases.
2. Given a transportation vehicle or equipment, analyze and diagnose transportation on board diagnostic management systems using handheld and/or PC based diagnostic equipment.
3. Describe and perform basic PC skills used by transportation technicians.
4. Demonstrate the proper use of application software such as MS Word.
National ID (CIP) 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

TRN-180 Basic Welding for Transp (1 4 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. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Describe and list the proper fundamentals, processes and equipment, materials and metallurgy associated with welding of similar and dissimilar metals in transportation systems and equipment.
2. Identify and describe safety and health practices associated with the welding of similar and dissimilar metals in transportation systems and equipment.
3. In a lab setting, demonstrate the ability to successfully weld similar and dissimilar metals in transportation systems and equipment.
4. Select and list the proper inspection methods associated with the welding of similar and dissimilar metals in transportation systems and equipment.
5. In a lab setting, demonstrate proper setup and operational procedures associated with the welding of similar and dissimilar metals in transportation systems and equipment.
6. Describe and list the cutting techniques used with the various tools and methods associated with transportation systems and equipment.
National ID (CIP) 47.0603 Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.