Some highlights for the School of Transportation Technology in the Fall 2012 semester include implementation of the recently donated Boeing 727, start up for our new major in Automotive Restoration Technology, and some options for students in Automotive Technology.
Fed Ex Express B727-200 aircraft donation
Fed Ex Express donated a B727-200 aircraft to our aviation majors. The aircraft was flown to the Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional airport in late April 2012. Fed Ex Express has continued with support of supplies, training, and parts to keep the aircraft operational for our classes. The aircraft features many modern upgrades including the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Students began working on the aircraft in classes this semester and have recently upgraded the fire detection system.
Automotive Restoration Technology major
Automotive Restoration Technology classes have started with students in our Automotive History class. The course focuses on the historical milestones and impact of the automobile over the last 100 years. Restoration projects have come from several museums in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Some restorations are a complete frame off full restoration while others will focus on a specific area.
Automotive Technology students benefit from new offerings
Automotive Technology majors will benefit from the integration of Light Duty Diesel into our curriculum. Modules of instruction are included in engines, fuel and emissions, and engine performance courses.
Automotive students will also have the option of completing the competency credential in After Market Performance Specialist. The first course in the sequence will be offered in the Spring 2013 semester with a class that focuses on dynometer operation. Students will measure the effects of aftermarket performance products by comparing dynometer data before and after installation.