Air brakes not working properly or out of adjustment are a common reason for truck drivers being issued citations or rigs being put “out of service.” Get the skills, get the certification, and get the job. Lone Star College-North Harris Transportation Institute has introduced a new Air Brake course. This course will provide operators with the basic knowledge and understanding of how air brake systems work to ensure maintenance and effective operation. Certification in this course could save driver and owner time and money. It covers air systems with attention to air suspensions and air accessories and the role they play in regards to the integrity of the complete air system. Other course segments include air brake theory, operation, inspection, maintenance and adjustment. Students are required to pass a written exam as well as perform an air brake adjustment.
Upon successful completion students will earn a wall certificate, wallet card, and CEU’s (continuing education units). The course is delivered via multimedia class-room with working displays and cut-away models taught by an ASE master mechanic. Classes are offered bi-monthly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $42. For more information, please call Martin Molina 281.765.7752 or Lorie Qualls 281.765.7751.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: lonestar.edu/northharris.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.
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Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073