The Florida Department of Transportation is proud to coordinate and administer the Florida Transit Technician Program through Lively Technical College. FTTP offers an array of quality training opportunities for agency technicians in all major systems of the transit bus. Included are instruction in air brakes, Cummins engine modules, multiplex systems, HVAC, doors, and wheelchair lifts and ramps. Input from the Florida Transit Maintenance Consortium is taken into account to determine the training offered. All training is provided at no cost to the agency or participants and meals, travel and lodging are reimbursed.
Transit Operations Manager
FL Department of Transportation – Public Transit Office
605 Suwannee Street, MS-26
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Red Rose Consulting, LLC
P.O. 20374 Tallahassee, FL 32316
Transit Preventive Maintenance
The Transit Preventive Maintenance course provides technicians with information regarding component identification, inspection and maintenance. Shop safety, tools, shop equipment, precision measurement instruments instruction, use of service manuals, shop repair orders and related forms are included. The course includes wheelchair lift/and ramp inspection, maintenance and lubrication in relation to the PMI process.
Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
The Basic Electrical/Electronic System Technician course provides technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service and repair basic electrical/electronic systems. Topics include shop safety, electrical theory and circuit diagnosis, cranking batteries, starting and charging systems, instrumentation, lighting and various accessories.
Transit Wheelchair Lift/Ramp Technician
The Transit Wheelchair Lift Technician course teaches basic troubleshooting techniques, lift and ramp
safety features and electrical / hydraulic operation, diagnostics and repairs.
Transit Diesel Engine Technician
The Transit Diesel Engine Technician course introduces technicians to the knowledge and skills needed as engine performance/repair technicians. Topics include shop safety, electrical/electronic diagnosis, diagnosis and service of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls and principles of engine operation.
Transit Steering/Suspension Technician
The Paratransit Steering/Suspension Technician course provides technicians with skills needed to inspect, service and maintain steering and suspension components. Included are chassis components and type identification, alignment theory and procedures and system operation, diagnosis and repair.
Transit Hydraulics Technician
The Transit Hydraulics Technician course provides technicians with skills needed to inspect, service and maintain hydraulic systems. Topics include shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and hydraulic system operation, diagnosis and repair.
Transit Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician
The Transit Engine Electrical and Electronics Technician course includes study on modern engine
electronic controls, component identification, the operation of sensors, actuators and emission systems.
Transit Drivetrain Technician
The Transit Drivetrain Technician course provides technicians with the skills to inspect, service and maintain transmissions, transaxles, and drivelines. Topics include automatic transmission/transaxle operation, service and diagnosis, drive shaft operation, service and diagnosis and differential operation, service and diagnosis.
Transit Intermediate Electrical Systems Technician
The Transit Intermediate Electrical Systems Technician course prepares technicians on a more advanced skill set for use in specific transit electrical systems. Transit vehicle starting, charging and battery systems are major components of the course.
Transit Air Brake Technician
The Transit Air Brake Technician course provides technicians with skills needed to inspect, service and maintain air braking systems. Topics include shop safety, air supply valves, lines and components, mechanical brake system operation, diagnosis and repair.
Transit Alternative Fuels Technician
The Transit Alternative Fuels Technician course includes operation, service, maintenance and safety on transit vehicles using alternative fuels. Instruction includes Compressed Natural Gas and Battery Electric vehicles.
Transit Advanced Electrical Systems Technician
Transit Advanced Electrical Systems Technicians course emphasizes skills needed to perform advanced level service, diagnostics and repair on transit electrical components. Included are complex electrical schematics and multiplex wiring systems.
Transit Heating Air Conditioning Ventilation Systems Technician
The Transit Heating Air Conditioning Ventilation Systems Technician course provides technicians with skills needed to service HVAC systems. Topics include basic shop safety, HVAC systems electrical/electronic theory and HVAC controls along with operation, diagnosis and servicing of vehicle HVAC systems.
Transit Transmission Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair Technician
The Transit Transmission Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair Technician course includes in-depth automatic transmission instruction. Technicians will learn component identification, tear down and rebuild procedures.
Transit Engine Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair Technician
The Transit Engine Diagnosis, Rebuild and Repair Technician course includes in-depth engine instruction. Students will learn component identification, tear down and rebuild procedures.
Braun Wheelchair Lift
This half day session addresses the Braun lift safety inspection and lift maintenance. This training is Braun supported and a certificate of completion is issued upon completion.
Digital Volt OHM Meter
The DVOM class is a half-day session designed to demonstrate how to perform safe and accurate voltage, resistance and amperage measurements. DVOM training assists the technician in developing a better understanding of the vehicle electrical system. Certification is available through an online test at the completion of this session.
This half-day session allows for the technician to receive the Fogmaker three-year Annual Inspection Certification. The class will share how the fire suppression system operates and how to properly inspect. A certificate indicating the course completion will be issued by Fogmaker at the completion of the session.
Universal EPA 608 Training
This one-day session will provide technicians the content required to maintain, service, repair or dispose of equipment that could release refrigerants into the atmosphere. Participants will take the EPA Universal 608 Exam at the conclusion of the class. The participant is not responsible for testing fees.
This half-day session is designed to assist the technician with the test taking skills necessary to pass the ASE certification exams. The class is not designed to address the technical aspects of the exam but focuses on how the questions are written and how to determine what the question is attempting to derive. The LPIP program will pay for ASE testing.