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Transportation - Career Pathway

ProgramCredential
Automotive TechnologyASE Certification (G1) – Maintenance & Light Repair
Electronics IETA Student Electronics Technician
HVAC EPA Section 608 - UniversalEPA Section 608 Universal HVAC Technician
HVAC EPA Section 609 - AutomotiveEPA Section 609 MVAC Technician

The Transportation Academy, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides dislocated, unemployed and underemployed workers with courses and certifications required for transportation industry jobs in the region.  The Transportation Academy will also support participants by providing student success specialists and employer outreach coordinators to better prepare DC residents for a wide variety of high-demand careers, such as:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners Technician
  • and others

Program Descriptions

Automotive Technology
The Transportation Academy will be offering the Automobile Technology Program beginning Fall 2014.  The Automobile Technology Program is an 8 month program that meets the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements.  The Automobile Technology Program consists of NATEF’s Maintenance and Light Duty Repair (MLR), Basic Electronics, Technical Writing, and ASE G1 Test Review.  This program requires 653 hours of training, approximately eight (8) months in duration for classes that are held in the evening (5pm – 9pm, Monday thru Friday).  The program is a combination of classroom and lab/shop instruction as outlined by NATEF’s accreditation model.  At the end of the program, students will sit for the “ASE Certification in Maintenance and Light Repair” (G1) credential. 

Electronics I
This Electronics I curriculum is a 135-hour program that prepares students to understand the concepts and terminology of electronics. It is aimed at providing students with an understanding of the basic principles associated with electrical theory and applications, without the assumption of any prior knowledge of the topic. The course begins with understanding some of the basic electrical theory principles such as the simple DC circuit, Ohm's Law and the calculation of power and consumption requirements. Areas of study will include Electronic Components, Soldering/De-Soldering, Electrical Block Diagrams and Schematics, Power Supplies, Test Equipment and Measures, Series and Parallel Circuits, Technician Work Procedures as well as additional areas of study as detailed in the course objectives.  At the end of the course, students will sit for the “ETA Student Electronics Technician” credential.

HVAC EPA Section 608 - Universal
The HVAC 608 class is a two day class designed to help facilitate students' prior knowledge of HVAC systems and apply that knowledge in the topic of refrigerant recovery. This course will review the rules and regulations regarding refrigerant recovery, recycling and reclaiming, and the effects of refrigerants on the environment. In addition to the text, students will utilize handouts and other resources identified by the instructor to assist with the completion of the course. At the end of the course, students will sit for the “EPA Section 608 Universal HVAC Technician” credential.
Students will have to pay a fee of $25.00 for the test, which the students must pay online with a valid credit card.

HVAC EPA Section 609 - Automotive
The HVAC 609 class is a two day class designed to help facilitate students' prior knowledge of HVAC systems and to apply that knowledge in the topic of refrigerant recovery specifically for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners. This course will review the rules and regulations regarding refrigerant recovery, recycling and reclaiming, and the effects of refrigerants on the environment. In addition to the text, students will utilize handouts, and other resources identified by the instructor to assist with the completion of the course. At the end of the course, students will sit for the “EPA Section 609 MVAC Technician” credential.  Students will have to pay a fee of $20.00 which must be purchased by the student with a valid credit card for the online test.

For more information, please call Dr. Sharon Murphy at 202.274.6535 or Ms. Alma Ford at 202.274.6536 or visit any of the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning locations.

   


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