Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program prepares 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. The degree program 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.

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology (A60460)

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Take 1 course:
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
or COM 231 Public Speaking
Select 3 credits from the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Select one of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Survey of American Art
Non-Western Art History
Dance Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Literature of the Theatre
Oral Interpretation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Myth in Human Culture
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Humanities II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
History of Rock Music
Opera and Musical Theatre
Philosophical Issues
Western Philosophy I
Western Philosophy II
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Eastern Religions
Western Religions
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Religion in America
Select one of the following:3.0
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative Cultures
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Regional Geography
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
Introduction to Political Science
American Government
Comparative Government
International Relations
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Social Problems
Social Diversity
Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
HET 114Power Trains5.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 170Pc Skills for Transportation2.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
HET 115Electronic Engines3.0
HET 128Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up2.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HET 231Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems2.0
HET 233Suspension and Steering4.0
HYD 112Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty2.0
Select 8 credits from the following:8.0
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Work-Based Learning III
Work-Based Learning IV
Preventive Maintenance Lab
Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab
Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Construction
Advanced Hydraulics
Advanced Transportation Electronics
Basic Welding for Transportation Lab
Transportation Climate Control Lab
Basic Transportation Electrical Lab
Biofuels for Transportation
Gaseous Fuels for Transportation
Sustainable Transportation Technology
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
Total Credits68

Diplomas

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Diploma (D60460-D1)

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy3.0
Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
HET 114Power Trains5.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 120ABasic Transportation Electrical Lab1.0
TRN 140ATransportation Climate Control Lab2.0
TRN 170Pc Skills for Transportation2.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HET 233Suspension and Steering4.0
HYD 112Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty2.0
Select 4.0 credits from the following courses:4.0
Preventive Maintenance Lab
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems
Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab
Total Credits45

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology/Construction Equipment Diploma (D60460-D2)

General Education
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy3.0
Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
HET 114Power Trains5.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 120ABasic Transportation Electrical Lab1.0
TRN 140ATransportation Climate Control Lab2.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
TRN 180ABasic Welding for Transportation Lab1.0
HET 115Electronic Engines3.0
HYD 112Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty2.0
HYD 134Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Construction4.0
HYD 210Advanced Hydraulics2.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
Total Credits48

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificates 

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Forklift Repair (C60460-C1)

Major Requirements
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 120ABasic Transportation Electrical Lab1.0
HET 126Preventive Maintenance Lab1.0
HYD 112Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty2.0
Total Credits17

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Trailer Mechanic Services (C60460-C2)

Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
TRN 180ABasic Welding for Transportation Lab1.0
HET 126Preventive Maintenance Lab1.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HET 233Suspension and Steering4.0
Total Credits15

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Diesel Service Repair I (C60460-C3)

Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
TRN 140ATransportation Climate Control Lab2.0
TRN 170Pc Skills for Transportation2.0
HET 231Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems2.0
HET 232Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab1.0
Total Credits17

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Diesel Service Repair II (C60460-C4)

Major Requirements
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
TRN 120ABasic Transportation Electrical Lab1.0
TRN 180Basic Welding for Transportation3.0
TRN 180ABasic Welding for Transportation Lab1.0
HET 233Suspension and Steering4.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
Total Credits16

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Diesel Service Repair III (C60460-C5)

Major Requirements
HET 114Power Trains5.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
HET 126Preventive Maintenance Lab1.0
HET 128Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up2.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HYD 112Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty2.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
Total Credits16

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Braking Systems (C60460-C6)

Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity5.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 120ABasic Transportation Electrical Lab1.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HET 231Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems2.0
HET 232Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab1.0
Total Credits15

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Diesel Engine Systems (C60460-C7)

Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
HET 110Diesel Engines6.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
HET 115Electronic Engines3.0
HET 126Preventive Maintenance Lab1.0
HET 128Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up2.0
Total Credits16

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Specialization in Suspension and Alignment Systems (C60460-C8)

Major Requirements
TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology2.0
HET 125Preventive Maintenance2.0
TRN 170Pc Skills for Transportation2.0
HET 126Preventive Maintenance Lab1.0
HET 230Air Brakes2.0
HET 231Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems2.0
HET 232Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab1.0
HET 233Suspension and Steering4.0
Total Credits16

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Heavy Equipment Maintenance Courses

HET 110. Diesel Engines. 6.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces theory, design, terminology, and operating adjustments for diesel engines. Emphasis is laced on safety, theory of operation, inspection, measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines.

HET 114. Power Trains. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces power transmission devices. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, research specifications, repair, and adjust power train components.

HET 115. Electronic Engines. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of electronically controlled diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on testing and adjusting diesel engines in accordance with manufacturere' specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, test, and calibrate electronically controlled diesel engines.

HET 125. Preventive Maintenance. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces preventive maintenance practices used on medium and heavy duty vehicles and rolling assemblies. Topics include preventive maintenance schedules, services, DOT rules and regulations, and road ability. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule as directed by manufacturers.

HET 126. Preventive Maintenance Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance preventive maintenance practices used on medium and heavy duty vehicles and rolling assemblies. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in HET 125. upon completion, students should be able to to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in HET 125.

HET 128. Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces tune-up and troubleshooting according to manufacturers' specifications. Topics include troubleshooting engine systems, tune-up procedures, and use and care of special test tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair engines and components using appropriate diagnostic equipment.

HET 230. Air Brakes. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the operation and design of air braking systems used on trucks. Topics include safety, governors, compressors, and supporting systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, disassemble, inspect, repair, and reassemble air brake systems.

HET 231. Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include air, hydraulic, and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adust, and repair braking systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

HET 232. Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing brake systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in HET 231. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in HET 231.

HET 233. Suspension and Steering. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the theory and principles of medium and heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Topics include wheel and tire problems, frame members, fifth wheel, bearings, and coupling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair suspension and steering components on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

Hydraulics Courses

HYD 110. Hydraulics/Pneumatics I. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include standard symbols, pumps, control valves, control assemblies, actuators, FRL, maintenance procedures, and switching and control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of a fluid power system, including design, application, and troubleshooting.

HYD 112. Hydraulics-Medium and Heavy Duty. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces hydraulic theory and applications as applied to mobile equipment. Topics include component studies such as pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, filters, reservoirs, lines, and fittings. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, diagnose, test, and repair hydraulic systems using schematics and technical manuals.

HYD 134. Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Construction. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the hydraulic/hydrostatic components of construction equipment hydraulics and power trains. Topics include testing, adjusting, repair, and replacement of components that are applied to construction equipment hydraulics and transmissions along with other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to use proper diagnostic procedures and identify, repair, and replace hydraulic and hydrostatic systems on construction equipment.

HYD 210. Advanced Hydraulics. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced hydraulic systems. Emphasis is placed on advanced hydraulic systems and components, troubleshooting, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the installation, application, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic components and systems.

Prerequisites: Take One Course: HYD 110, HYD 111, or HYD 112

Transportation Technology Courses

TRN 110. Introduction to Transport Technology. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous materials, environmental regulations, hand tools, service information, basic concepts, vehicle systems, and common transportation industry terminology. Topics include familiarization with major vehicle systems, proper use of various hand and power tools, material safety data sheets, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate safety procedures, identify and use basic shop tools, and describe government regulations regarding transportation repair facilities.

TRN 120. Basic Transportation Electricity. 5.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm's Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns.

TRN 120A. Basic Transportation Electrical Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a lab that allows students to enhance their understanding of electrical components and circuits used in the transportation industry. Topics include inspection, diagnosis, and repair of electrical components and circuits using appropriate service information for specific transportation systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and service electrical components and circuits used in transportation systems.

TRN 140. Transportation Climate Control. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diagnosis and repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair vehicle climate control systems.

TRN 140A. Transportation Climate Control Lab. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides experiences for enhancing student skills in the diagnosis and repair of transportation climate control systems. Emphasis is placed on reclaiming, recovery, recharging, leak detection, climate control components, diagnosis, air conditioning equipment, tools and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information.

TRN 145. Advanced Transportation Electronics. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers advanced transportation electronic systems including programmable logic controllers, on-board data networks, telematics, high voltage systems, navigation, collision avoidance systems and electronic accessories. Topics include interpretation of wiring schematics, reprogramming PLC?s, diagnosing and testing data networks and other electronic concerns. Upon completion, students should be able to reprogram PLC?s, diagnose and test data networks and other electronic concerns, and work safely with high voltage systems.

Prerequisites: Take TRN 120

TRN 170. Pc Skills for Transportation. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces students to personal computer literacy and Internet literacy with an emphasis on the transportation service industry. Topics include service information systems, management systems, computer-based systems, and PC-based diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to access information pertaining to transportation technology and perform word processing.

TRN 180. Basic Welding for Transportation. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standard.

TRN 180A. Basic Welding for Transportation Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills in welding and cutting procedures associated with the transportation industry. Emphasis is placed on safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification, welds/joints, techniques, inspection of welds/joints, cutting processes and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standards.