OLRC is a collaboration between the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education office, the eight Minnesota State Centers of Excellence, and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Welcome to the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education Online Learning Resource Center (OLRC), a consolidated source of instructional materials to help secondary and post-secondary educators adapt to the need for ongoing remote or blended instruction. The resources in OLRC have been curated by educators and are free for educators to browse and use.  Curation was performed using a selection criteria rubric, and content in OLRC is monitored and updated regularly to ensure its relevance and usefulness.​

Neither Minnesota State nor the Minnesota Department of Education endorses or promotes any of the resources in OLRC. 

Online Learning Instructional Content for Transportation Post-Secondary Educators

ASE Program Accreditation
The 5-step accreditation process is engineered to evaluate a school’s automotive service program—its structure, processes, resources, materials, and mission. We perform a thorough, strategic review and offer accreditation to programs that meet the requirements of the industry’s instructional standards. For each program—Automobile, Collision Repair and Refinish, or Medium/Heavy Duty Truck—the accreditation process is the same; an effective methodology that dives deep into program structure.

ASE Automotive Technology Task List and Performance Evaluation
This spreadsheet is an example of how to document student performance in an accredited program.

Autoshop 101
This FREE site has been developed to help you prepare for the
Electrical / Electronics ASE certification exam.

Basic Electricity and Circuits Simulations
PHET’s free simulations creates interactive math and science simulations through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Carquest Technical Institute Virtual Classroom
Welcome to the New CTI+WTI Virtual Classroom. Over the last several months we have delivered nearly 100 virtual sessions allowing us to test our technologies and fine tune our team and system as we prepare to bring the CTI+WTI Live classroom to you no matter where you are. Beginning Monday August 10, 2020, CTI+WTI Virtual Classroom live events became available for our paying members through the CTI+WTI Learning Center. For help accessing Virtual Classroom, click on the video links below for step by step instructions to find, enroll, attend and subscribe to our Live Virtual Classroom events.

Center for Advanced Automotive Technology Resource Library
Resources include class activities, complete courses, curriculum, homework, labs, lesson plans, modules, presentations, studies, and reports. 

CDX Learning Systems
Online learning solutions for students available for automotive, mobile heavy equipment, and Medium/Heavy truck.

Electude E-Learning Solutions
Our e-learning platform is designed to address the reality that most technical students prefer hands-on learning. Electude’s modules utilize gamification principles and highly interactive resources, like animations and simulations, to create a discovery-based environment that keeps students engaged. Formative assessments on every screen ensure understanding before the learner is permitted to advance to the next level. Electude: How to Videos

Schrader Academy TPMS e-Training
This FREE training course walks service professionals through 5 modules of basic TPMS knowledge and training.

SkillsCommons Automotive Resources
Free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

Standard Motor Parts Automotive Education Program
In an effort to support you and your students, Standard Motor Products has developed the Automotive Education Program (AEP). This special program invites you to utilize AEP training and earn gifts for your students and your classroom. Informational Letter  Flyer

Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program
There are no fees to educational institutions to participate in the Ford ACE program. Students attending a Ford ACE partnership school can obtain valuable knowledge of Ford/Lincoln vehicle systems by completing Web-Based Training (WBT) via our Learning Management System (LMS). These courses are a subset of the same courses taken by our current dealership technicians.

Grote Know-How
Grote Know-How is an online resource with six sections covering electrical basics, vehicle lighting, installation, and troubleshooting. Each section also includes a short quiz, with a final test at the end that is designed to measure your overall comprehension of the material.

Timken Tech Series Training
Developed by certified technicians and Timken engineers, this training provides you with expert knowledge, while helping you fine-tune your skills.

Toyota / Lexus Technician Education College Support (TECS)
Toyota and Lexus are excited to announce the all new Technician Education College Support (TECS) program for ASE Accredited high school and post-secondary programs. TECS is designed to supplement your existing curriculum and help students interested in a career with Toyota or Lexus get a head start on their training. Students who complete the eLearning modules will qualify to become a Lexus Certified Technician or a Toyota Maintenance Level Certified Technician.

Basic Electricity and Circuits Simulations
PHET’s free simulations creates interactive math and science simulations through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

SkillsCommons Aviation Resources
Free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

3M Collision Repair Training
3M’s training academy has on-demand courses for staying up to date on collision applications, products, and theory.

ADAS Calibration Fee E-Book
This E-Book will tell you what you need to know about ADAS right now, how ADAS is changing vehicle repair, and how to choose the right equipment for ADAS repairs.

Gates Performance Center eLearning Portal
Belts, tensioners, hoses, water pumps, cooling systems and hydraulics. If you would like to provide access for your students, please send an email to Robert.Bassett@gates.com

I – CAR Resources
I-CAR has raised the bar in curriculum, recognition requirements and systems enhancements to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry.

AED Technical Assessments
Assessments are designed to measure core technical knowledge. From test-taking to results reporting, the entire process is available with convenient 24/7 online access.

Basic Electricity and Circuits Simulations
PHET’s free simulations creates interactive math and science simulations through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Caterpillar Technicians for North America
Technicians for North America is sponsored by Caterpillar, the global leader in construction and mining equipment. Caterpillar has created this curriculum using courses from the Caterpillar University Global Service Technician training program.

Daimler Truck North America
Schools with an ASE Accredited truck program can have free access to the curriculum and actually earn a system certification that is recognized at any of the 770 network locations.

Electude Heavy Vehicle Solutions
Heavy Vehicle Systems includes coverage of critical areas of heavy vehicles including electricity and electronics, steering and suspension, brakes and HVAC.

I-CEV Curriculum – Diesel Equipment Technology
Educators have unlimited access to prebuilt, fully customizable courses, complete with media-rich lessons and supporting coursework.

Navistar’s Diamond Logic Electrical System Webinar
Recording of webinar held on 4-24-20, discussing Navistar’s Diamond Logic Electrical System. Describes components, functions, datalinks, body integration and more.

OEM Vendor Resource/Contact List
This list contains contact information and resources from Minnesota’s OEM vendors.

SkillsCommons Diesel Resources
Free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

ABYC Foundation Curriculum
“Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology” is the first industry-driven program for high schools and beyond. ABYC’s package meets Perkins funding requirements and easily integrates into apprenticeship programs.

Basic Electricity and Circuits Simulations
PHET’s free simulations creates interactive math and science simulations through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Briggs & Stratton PowerPortal.com
The PowerPortal gives our customers access to brand information for many of the Briggs and Stratton family product lines including access to on-line training videos, learning modules, and testing. To obtain an account, click “request help here”.

EETC Education Sessions
Here you will find a collection of pre-recorded videos on topics like lubrication systems, four stroke engine principles, air induction systems, and more by the Equipment & Engine Training Council.

Partzilla Videos
Partzilla creates a plethora of repair and how to videos that you can share with your classes!

Polaris Off-road Vehicles Maintenance and Installation Videos
Polaris has a collection of over 200 maintenance and installation videos that can help aid in your teaching.

Polaris Powersports Partnership Program
This two tier program allows partner schools to access Polaris’ online technical training content via the University of Polaris and provides students the option of obtaining Polaris OEM factory training & MSD Certification in conjunction with the student’s normal school course work.

SkillsCommons Small Gas Engines Resources
Free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

Bumper to Bumper, the Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations
BUMPERTOBUMPER, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, has been considered “a must haveguide for truckers” and “one of the best books written about trucks and trucking,” “recommended for truck schools or graduates, or the trucker who wants to be well informed.”

PTDI Training Materials
PTDI offers materials both to develop your course and to provide your students.  PTDI partners with Cengage (formerly Delmar) to produce and distribute selected titles. 

SkillsCommons Truck Driving Resources
Free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

CDL Curriculum
To learn more about our CDL Curriculum, please email us at minntran@dctc.edu

Educator Connect
The TCOE created Educator Connect for transportation instructors to provide Minnesota educators with a platform to ask each other questions, share resources, and find professional development opportunities!

National Auto Collision Instructor Association
The page is designed to be a meeting place for Collision Instructors Nationwide. Together we can share info, ideas and photos to better teach our students.

Mentee Needs Assessment Resources
Resources for instructors covering classroom management, student discipline, assisting students with special needs and more!

Mentoring Checklist Resources
Resources for instructors covering lesson planning, delivery, labs, networking, student placement, and advisory committees.

Professional Development
View the TCOE’s professional development page, it includes a list of conferences, webinars, and resources to help keep you up to date!

Transportation Program Pathway Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet provides an overview of the transportation program offerings within the Minnesota State system.

Transportation Pathways Infographic
This 11×17 infographic/poster breaks down each transportation sectors career offerings, median salaries, and growth outlook.

Transportation Career Pathway Flowcharts
These flowcharts are a great guide for prospective students to see the paths that can lead them to their ideal career in the following sectors:
Automotive Technology
Aviation
Collision Repair Technology
Diesel, Equipment & Truck
Marine & Powersports
Professional Truck Driving

MNCARS Counselor Kit for Automotive Careers
This package of resources is ideal for counselors or advisors to help advocate for students wanting to pursue a career in automotive.
Automotive Infographic
Counselors PowerPoint)
Why Automotive
Preparing Students
PowerPoint For Students
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Parent Letter Spanish
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Parent Letter Hmong

Work-Based Learning in Transportation
Need more clear picture on what Work-Based Learning is? We have developed a page just for that! Also included are examples by sector and by state.

Faculty Resource Guide on Community-Based Learning
Learn about the benefits of community-based learning along with examples, preparation and evaluation!

Online Learning Pedagogy and technologies for Post-Secondary Educators

To provide feedback on OLRC or suggest other resources to be added, please send an email to OLRCfeedback@minnstate.edu.