Brakes I - Fall

October 17, 2023 7:00 AM
Course Start Date:
Course End Date:
October 18, 2023 4:00 PM
Registration Cut-off Date:
October 9, 2023
Course price for Individuals:
$ 650.00 USD
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Course Schedule

This is a two-day course to be held:

October 17, 2023 from 7am – 4pm

October 18, 2023 from 7am – 4pm

Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4108

Course Description

Course Description: The course covers primarily Foundation Brake Systems. The course covers at the introductory level theory (physics), inspection and maintenance, troubleshooting and repair as well as guided hands on exercises to reinforce learning outcomes.

Course Benefits:  This course is designed such that successful course completers will be capable to apply the principles of repair and basic troubleshooting of Transit Foundation Brake Systems in the work place. The course focuses on the most commonly performed maintenance and trouble shooting work on W Series Transit S-cam brakes. Additionally, students will be able to complete an S-cam brake reline in accordance with the APTA foundation brake reline procedures authored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Brake Committee.

Who Should Attend: All those responsible for Transit Brake maintenance, troubleshooting and repair in the workplace.

What You Will Learn:

Braking Theory (Physics)

  • How the W-series foundation brake operates
  • Foundation Brake system inspection and maintenance including brake adjustment
  • Foundation Brake system troubleshooting and repair
  • APTA foundation brake reline procedure authored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Brake Committee.

 Day One:

  • Brake System overview and operation
  • Introduction of system and operation
  • Viewing of introduction video
  • Explanation of physics relating to Brake operation.
  • Detailed PowerPoint presentation with photos/diagrams
  • Explanation of Brake component operation.

Day Two:

  • Review of day 1 subject material
  • Schematic interpretation
  • Viewing of Brakes training video part 2
  • Digital multi-meter operation relevant to Brakes
  • Electrical troubleshooting skills development
  • Equipped bus troubleshooting
  • Final test and Mandatory Evaluation

Number of Days: 16 Hours over 2 Days

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0

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