Forklift Operations

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to the following: maintaining and repairing diesel engines, performing diesel engine and bus preventive maintenance (PMI) inspections, maintaining and repairing ADA accessible lifts and ramps, maintaining and repairing basic electrical systems, and maintaining, and repairing steering and suspension systems. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as transit technicians, train existing employees to become FTMC certified transit technicians and to prepare existing technicians for the ASE series of Transit Bus tests.

It is recommended that students complete the five occupational completion points (OCP’s) for each technician level before advancing to the next tier.  Transit technician I and II are prerequisites for the Transit Technician III, and ultimately, the FTMC Transit Technician certification. The courses may be taken in any sequence within their respective tier, but tiers must be taken sequentially, starting with tier 1, then tier 2, and ending with tier 3.  Students must demonstrate proficiency in the preceding tier prior to advancement to the next higher tier.

Program Structure:

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three programs of instruction consisting of 15 occupational completion points.  The recommended sequence allows students to complete specified portions of the program for employment or to remain for advanced training.  A student who completes the applicable competencies at any occupational completion point may either continue with the training program or terminate as an occupational completer.

This program is comprised of courses which have been assigned course numbers in the SCNS (Statewide Course Numbering System) in accordance with Section 1007.24 (1), F.S.  Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44 (3)(b), F.S.

Classes are offered at D. A. Dorsey Technical College’s Campus

 7100 NW 17th Avenue Miami, FL 33147

Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Office: (305) 693-2490

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