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The concept behind Port Technical Training Institute (PTTI) is to provide specific customized training for maintenance personnel working in the ports.  Unlike vocational schools and community colleges which offer generic technical training, PTTI trains the port mechanic on the exact equipment and drawings utilized in the port every day. PTTI can customize any training course to suit the needs of the port operator.

Courses include 60 hours of instruction and a textbook that students can keep after completing the class, giving them a valuable reference tool for future use.  PTTI provides all of the tools needed for work in the training facility.  As part of each student’s tuition, the school also supplies each student with key items of equipment required for the course that they take with them after the course is completed. Having the correct tools to take back to the workplace jump-starts job performance immediately after completing the course. Tuition cost for each course may vary depending on how many students attend from one employer.  For the best rates, please request a quote.

Electrical Curriculum

 

 

Hydraulic Curriculum

 

Automotive Curriculum

 

 

 

Electrical Curriculum | Structural Curriculum | Hydraulic Curriculum | Automotive Curriculum | HVAC / Refrigeration Curriculum |
Training Guide

Electrical Curriculum

Crane Electric 101 & 102
These 60-hour courses are geared towards port mechanic who work on any hoisting apparatus such as container cranes, rubber tired gantries, straddle carriers, rail mounted gantries, harbor mobile cranes, whirly cranes and bridge cranes.  In Crane Electric 101 the student will learn the basic fundamentals of electricity, circuitry, components, lifting devices, motors & controls and hydraulic electrical systems, with heavy emphasis on how to use a multi-meter properly.  In Crane Electric 102 the student will learn more advanced skills including how to read schematic drawings, troubleshooting, crane drive systems and electronic components and circuits.

High Voltage
This two-day course is geared towards crane and facility maintenance mechanics who work round high voltage sub-stations, cable reels and switchgear.  The student will learn basic high and medium voltage theory, safe procedures when working with high voltage equipment and proper grounding techniques.    

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 101 & 102       
These 60-hour courses teach the student how to maintain, troubleshoot and repair programmable logic controllers.  In PLC 101 the student will learn the basic fundamentals of ladder logic and block logic systems including component descriptions, symbols, and circuits.  In PLC 102 the student will learn more advanced skills such as troubleshooting, setting parameters, forcing and programming.

Fiber Optics
This four-day course teaches the student fiber optic theory, methods of testing fiber optic systems, troubleshooting, splicing and terminations. Students completing the course with a satisfactory grade will be certified by the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

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Structural Curriculum

Welding 101
This 60-hour course teaches the fundamentals of arc welding, oxygen-acetylene cutting and basic metallurgy.  The student will work hands-on with a certified welding instructor learning basic fabrication techniques. 

Welding 102         
This 60-hour course is geared towards certifying the student in all positions of arc welding.  The student will learn advanced arc welding skills in order to be prepared to pass the certification test at the end of the course.

Rigging
This one-day workshop is geared towards anyone working in the port whose responsibilities include any type of rigging.  The student will learn basic rigging techniques, how to properly size wire rope, slings, shackles and clips, plus how to safely inspect and maintain rigging gear in accordance with Basic OSHA standards.  Each student will receive manuals to help guide them with their rigging needs.

Safe Handling of Oxygen & Acetylene
This one-day course will show the student how to safely handle oxygen and acetylene for burning purposes.  The student will also learn about OSHA standards and fire prevention.

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Hydraulic Curriculum

Hydraulics
This 60-hour course teaches the student about hydraulic components, circuits and electrical systems used on port equipment.  The student will also learn preventive maintenance techniques and how to troubleshoot hydraulic systems.

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Automotive Curriculum

Power Shop Electric
This 60-hour course is geared towards the port mechanic working on tractors, forklifts, pickup trucks, reach-stackers and top-lifts.  The student will learn the fundamentals of automotive electrical AC & DC systems plus troubleshooting techniques. 

Chassis Air & ABS Brakes
This 60-hour course is geared towards teaching chassis (trailer) mechanics how to safely prepare a chassis for road travel.  The student will learn hands-on the theory on Air & ABS Brake systems, brake system components, chassis electrical systems, troubleshooting, diagnostics and DOT regulations.   

Diesel Engines
This 60-hour course teaches each student diesel engine fundamentals, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.  The students will work side by side and hands-on with an experienced diesel engine instructor. 

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HVAC / Refrigeration Curriculum

Refrigeration
This 60-hour course is geared towards the refrigerated container mechanic and the facility maintenance mechanic.  The student will learn basic refrigeration theory, refrigeration electrical systems, troubleshooting and testing.  On completion of the course, each student will be EPA 608 & 609 certified for handling refrigerates. 

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