Coach Operator Certificate

Coach Operator Apprenticeship - Certificate

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Coach Operator Certificate

Certificate of Achievement in Coach Operator Upon successful completion of 18 units of course requirements and 2000 hours of related work experience.

Graduates will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion of Coach Operator Apprenticeship from two government entities: the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship.

Graduates are employed as Coach Operators, an entry-level position in the mass transit field. A Coach Operator employed by a transit agency can readily transfer/promote into a wide range of transit career positions, if qualified.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate the skills needed to immediately contribute to quality, on-time service delivery to the riding public in a dynamic public transit environment.
  • Students will display a sound command of both technical (driving) and interpersonal skills in coach operation and passenger relations.
  • Students will interact effectively with a diverse community of coworkers and transit customers in order to meet and exceed service delivery objectives.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Required Courses
Code Class Units
TRN 101 Foundations of Public Service for Transit Workers (1.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 2.0
TRN 401 Coach Operator: New Operator Training I (1.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 2.0
TRN 402 Coach Operator: New Operator Training II (2.5 Lecture/2.5 Lab) 5.0
TRN 403 Coach Operator: New Operator Training III (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
TRN 404 Coach Operator: New Operator Training IV (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
TRN 405 Coach Operator: New Operator Training V (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
Code Course Units
WRK 300TN Work Experience for the transportation industry 6.0
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Units Required
Total Required Units 18.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

Career opportunities for qualified persons entering the public transit industry are very diverse. Depending on the student’s career interest and courses taken, coach operator graduates find employment as coach operators, light rail operators, dispatchers, supervisors; and are eligible to transfer to other public transit careers such as maintenance, scheduling, or information technology (IT).