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Certified Forklift Maintenance Technician Part 2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Those individuals that are interested in or are in the mechanic field, gasoline and/or diesel engine repair, small engine repair or heavy equipment repair.
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) credentialing system leading to a Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) covers core competency areas, as defined by MSSC’s industry-led, nationally validated skills standards for higher skilled, front-line material handling workers working to maintain, repair and service forklifts. This credentialing class is broken up into two parts. Students will take part 1 which will include and online course and assessment. It is necessary to pass that assessment to continue to Part 2. Additionally, student will be trained in Part 1 in a face-to-face class on becoming a certified forklift operator, through the National Safety Council (NSC). After passing the assessment to the online class, students will take Part 2, which is a hands-on training, applying the content of the online portion of the class. After passing the hands-on portion, students will be Certified Forklift Technicians. Upon successful completion of Parts 1 and 2, students will have two nationally recognized certificates, Forklift Operator and Certified Forklift Technician.
Course Objectives
  1. be able to have increased productivity and competitiveness. This course covers core competency areas for front-line material handling workers to maintain, repair and service forklift,. Skills include operator orientation, engines, hydraulics, attachments, transmissions and electrical system. Course prepares students to sit for the hands-on portion of the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) credential.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Define Operator Orientation
  2. Define Lift Truck Fundamentals
  3. Define Basic Safety
  4. Define Basic Engines
  5. Define Basic Hydraulics
  6. Define Brake Systems
  7. Define Basic Laws of Electricity
  8. Describe Batteries
  9. Describe Masts
  10. State Basic Attachments for Lift Trucks
  11. Define Components and Symbols
  12. Describe Cooling Systems
  13. Describe Front Drive Axle & Differential
  14. Define Gasoline & LPG Fuel Systems
  15. Use Meters for Testing Electrical Circuits & Components
  16. Define IC Electrical Systems
  17. Describe Oil Cooled Wet Disc Brakes of Electrical and Mechanical Braking Systems
  18. Describe Steering Systems
  19. Describe Transmissions
  20. Define Diesel Operations
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Manufacturing Skill Standards council (MSSC)
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Certified Forklift Technician (CFT)
CE to CU Articulation
MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at the 8th grade level of math and 9th grade level of English before attempting MSSC courses and assessments.
Text and Supplies Needed
Electronic device with internet service to complete online classwork, cut resistant gloves, goggles, safety shoes, personal protection equipment (PPE)
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Bay/Shop Area
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students are required to past the online assessment to Part 1 before being eligible to register for Part 2.
  4. Pass both the online assessment Part 1 and the hands-on assessment for Part 2 to become a Certified Forklift Technician
  5. Students must arrive on time on testing day. Students will not be allowed into the classroom after the test begins. NO makeup testing date will be offered.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
Intended Audience
Those individuals that are interested in or are in the mechanic field, gasoline and/or diesel engine repair, small engine repair or heavy equipment repair.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Field Service Technician (Forklift)
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Auto Service Technician
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Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department