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TRS l00 Trends in Loss Prevention.  (l)  A.  Study of the development of loss prevention countermeasures to solve safety problems.  Educational efforts, law enforcement activities, regulatory programs, and engineering concepts that are presently utilized to reduce accidents and injuries are reviewed.

TRS l03 Safety in Personal Transportation.  (2)  A.  Designed to survey the basic concept of safety; including the philosophy and concept of risk, countermeasures, accident proneness and safety instruction; experiences include a personal assessment of safety‐related behavior emphasizing personal forms of transportation.

TRS 233 Emergency and Defensive Driving Techniques.  (3)  A.  Instruction for drivers in defensive driving techniques and emergency situations.  Classroom and practice driving instruction in vehicle handling techniques.

TRS 234  Beginning Motorcycle Safety.  (3)  A.  Designed to develop in participants the necessary concepts, principles, and competencies for use and protection of two‐wheeled motorized vehicles including motorcycles and related vehicles.  Motorcycles and helmets are provided.

TRS 235 Emergency Vehicle Operations.  (3)  A.  Instruction for drivers in first responder programs describing  techniques and emergency situations for emergency vehicle apparatus.  Classroom and practice driving instruction in vehicle handling techniques.

TRS 285  Introduction to Driver and Traffic Safety.  (3)  A.  Designed to provide the concepts, principles, judgment, and performance for safe, efficient use of the highway system.  Exposure is provided to a multiple‐ phased driver education instruction program.322 Traffic Law Enforcement.  (3) A. A course designed to provide principles and practices of traffic law enforcement.

TRS 332 Traffic Crash Causation and Investigation.  (3)  A.  A study of the principles of traffic accident causation and techniques used in investigation.  Designed to increase the investigator's knowledge and understanding necessary for gathering factual information through investigation as opposed to reporting traffic accidents.

TRS 342  Advanced Accident Investigation.  (3)  A.  Prerequisite:  TRS 332.  Course designed to prepare participants in advanced traffic accident investigation methods and techniques.

TRS 349  Cooperative Education.  (l‐8)  A.  Prerequisite:  departmental approval.  Work in placements related to academic studies.  One to eight hours per semester or summer.  A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit.

TRS 386  Methods and Educational Media in Driver and Traffic Safety.  (3)  A.  Designed to provide the competencies to organize and instruct driver education utilizing educational media and the simulator system.

TRS 407  Independent Study in Driver and Traffic Safety Education.  (l‐6)  A.  Designed to give the student the opportunity to develop specific competencies by designed and conducting research in the broad area of traffic safety, or by independent reading assignments in the area of traffic safety education.  Student must have the independent study proposal form approve by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.  May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.   

TRS 413  Current Developments in Driver and Traffic Safety.  (3)  A.  Current problems, issues, trends, and developments in traffic safety are reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated.

TRS 487  Behavioral Approaches to Driver and Traffic Safety.  (3)  A.  Designed to study, analyze, and develop behavioral objectives as they apply to driving task instruction with study and evaluation of individualized learning approaches for programs in driver education.

TRS 49l  Special Topics (l‐3)  A.  Prerequisite:  instructor approval.  Intensive study of selected topics in traffic and driver safety.  May be retaken under different topics to a maximum of six hours.

TRS 588/788  Laboratory Instructional Programs in Driver and Traffic Safety.  (3)  A.  Designed to provide the background, knowledge, and competencies to instruct in laboratory phases of driving ranges and on‐street instruction.   

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