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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Degree

Pathway Description: Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen. Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as Heavy Duty Trucks over one ton classification, buses, ships, railroad locomotives, and equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

*Evening curriculum will require minimum of three years*

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
ACA-111 - College Student Success 1
-OR- ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 3
HET-110 - Diesel Engines 6
HET-125 - Preventive Maintenance 2
HET-128 - Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up 2
TRN-110 - Introduction to Transport Technology 2
Total Credit Hours 19/19

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
HET-119 - Mechanical Transmissions 3
HET-230 - Air Brakes 2
MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
TRN-120 - Basic Transportation Electricity 5
TRN-120A - Basic Transportation Electrical Lab 1
TRN-140 - Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN-140A - Transportation Climate Control Lab 2
Total Credit Hours 18

Summer Semester

Course Credits
HYD-112 - Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty 2
Total Credit Hours 2

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
HET-114 - Power Trains 5
HET-231 - Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems 2
HET-233 - Suspension and Steering 4
WLD-112 - Basic Welding Processes 2
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
ELN-112 - Diesel Electronics System 4
ELN-113 - Electronic Fuel Injection 2
HET-115 - Electronic Engines 3
TRN-170 - Pc Skills for Transportation 2
PSY-118 - Interpersonal Psychology 3
-OR- PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 14/14