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TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY -Open Recommended
This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation. Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills and transportation-related careers.
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY - College Prep
Recommended Prerequisite: TTJ2O
Students may take TTJ3C or TTJ4C but not both in the same year. This course examines the infrastructure required for the operation of land, air and/or marine vehicles. Students will design, construct, and modify vehicles, and apply safe work practices and procedures using current technology. They will also develop effective communication and teamwork skills when developing solutions to managing vehicle support systems; investigate the educational requirements for career opportunities in the transportation sector; and analyze the impact of transportation technology on society and the environment.
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY - College Prep.
Prerequisite: TTJ3C Students may take TTJ3C or TTJ4C but not both in the same year.
This course examines the alternative modes of mass transit to enable students to develop the specialized knowledge and skills required to work with sophisticated land, air, and/or marine vehicles and transportation systems. Students will solve problems related to vehicles and transportation systems; examine transportation-related issues such as energy conversion, power transfer, control systems, and environmental and societal impact; and investigate the educational requirements of career opportunities in the transportation sector.