Course Information
Semester/Year: Fall 2013
Course Number - Section: TRN 110-C03
Course Name:Intro to Transportation Technology
Class Meeting Days/Times:MWF 7:30am-4:50pm, TR 7:30am-2:20pm 10/7/13-10/11/13
Pre-Requisites: N/A
Co-Requisites: None
Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours:48
Textbook(s)/Materials - Intro to Automotive Services by Halderman - ISBN: 9780132540087
Last Withdrawal Date: 10/8/13 - Tuesday
Final Exam Date/Time/Location: - 10/11/13 - Friday - TBD - TS120
Instructor Information
Name: Jeremy Taylor
CPCC Email Address:
Phone Number: 704-330-4181 (JT)
Office Location: TS108
Office Hours: By Appointment
Course Description
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
Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
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
Core Competencies
As a Learning College, CPCC has identified four core competencies critical to the success of graduates, either in the workplace or as they continue their education. All graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following competencies that go beyond simple content mastery:
Communication: the ability to read, write, speak listen, and use nonverbal skills effectively with different audiences.
Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment, and the creative process.
Personal Growth & Responsibility: the ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.
Information Technology & Quantitative Literacy: the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, and synthesize information and data in a technological and data driven society.
Student progress will be determined by his/her progress in shop/lab assignments, homework, quizzes, and final exam and instructor evaluation.
Grading Scale
Lab, attendance and Written assignments†††† 50%†††† A = 100-90†† B = 89-80†† C = 79-70†† D= 69-60†† F = Below 60
Mid Term and Final Exam†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25%
Final Exam††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25%  
Total††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 100%
Regular attendance is expected and beneficial for group discussions and the sharing of experiences.Students who do not attend class by the 10% (Census) date, will be reported as Not Attending, and will not be allowed access to the class.Due to the nature of this course, participation in discussions, activities, and exercises is of key importance.Much of the learning in this course takes place through student-instructor interaction and student participation.In accordance with the TST department, students who miss more than 20% of the class meetings will be in danger of failing the course unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor.
Students may not miss more than two (2) seated classes for the duration of the class without penalty.The studentís final grade will be reduced by ten (10) points at the time of the second unexcused absence.Thereafter, for each additional absence, the final grade will be reduced by another five points.Anyone entering class after the start time of the class is considered tardy.Every two (2) tardies will count as one (1) absence.
Students must provide each instructor a written request to have an excused absence at least one week prior to the absence.It is the responsibility of the student to work with his/her instructor in advance of the absence on how to make up missed work.
Excused absences include:Military deployment (with documentation) and emergency hospitalization (with documentation).Students at Central Piedmont Community College may take two days of excused absences for religious observances required by their faith each academic year consistent with North Carolina General Statute 115D-5(u); S.L. 2010-112, s.
Regular class attendance is required to remain entitled to financial aid and veterans' benefits. Faculty are required to report irregular attendance to the College which may result in the loss of benefits.
Failure to attend class and/or withdrawal from class may impact your financial assistance. For more information go to
Make-Up Work
Make-Up Work will be give on a case-by-case basis to be determined by the instructor.
Student Code of Conduct
Students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Detailed information may be found at
Academic Integrity
Any student who violates the CPCC Code of Student Integrity is subject to academic disciplinary action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, entry of the incident in the records of the Office of Student Development, reduced grades, and dismissal from college classes, programs and activities.
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Special Services Certification
Students who have a documented disability or who may think that they may have a learning problem may contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 704-330-6556. Instructors will provide the necessary accommodations upon the advice of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
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Withdrawals & Incompletes
While withdrawing from a course is sometimes necessary, it is advisable to discuss this with the instructor before withdrawing. For those experiencing academic difficulty, CPCC's Academic Learning Center offers free individualized and small group tutoring, computer tutorials, and strategies for improving learning skills. Additionally before withdrawing, consider whether this course is a prerequisite for another course; whether the course will be offered again in the future; whether withdrawing will delay plans to transfer graduation; or whether withdrawing will affect eligibility for honors designation, health insurance benefits, or other financial arrangements.
When a student determines that he/she will be unable to complete courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, it is the student's responsibility to initiate procedures leading to a formal withdrawal ("W") in order to avoid a failing ("F") grade. For additional information, go to the following links: