Program Description

Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Diploma (67 Credits)

Program Description
The growing demand to transport products quickly by trucks has created an increasing need for skilled medium/heavy truck technicians. Students perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul on medium/heavy duty trucks and tractor/trailer vehicles. The Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level technician position in the trucking industry.

Students will develop and practice skills in a well-equipped shop and study challenging areas, such as truck computers, diesel engines, electrical systems, suspension, air brakes, and power-train. Instruction is also given in related truck area studies such as welding, transport refrigeration, automatic transmissions, and truck body repair.

St. Cloud Technical and Community College's Medium Heavy Truck Technician Program is ASE Certified and graduates are prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence examinations. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). The Transportation Studies Core also meets some of the requirements for graduation in the Automotive Service Technician Program.

Career Opportunities
Major employers are independent truck repair shops, truck dealers and firms, which own large fleets of truck transports. After completion of training, medium/heavy truck technicians may wish to specialize in one phase of the field, such as component rebuilding, transport refrigeration, or preventive maintenance.

Gainful Employment Data

Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
MHTT1502 Diesel Engine I 4 Credits
MHTT1507 Mobile Hydraulics 3 Credits
MHTT1508 Truck Computer Systems 2 Credits
TRAN1502 General Service 2 Credits
TRAN1504 Electricity and Electronic Principles 3 Credits
TRAN1518 Transportation Hazardous Materials 1 Credit  

Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
MHTT1514 Truck Brake Systems 4 Credits
MHTT1518 Truck Steering/Suspension 3 Credits
MHTT1522 Electrical II 2 Credits
MHTT1526 Truck Maintenance I 3 Credits
TRAN2514 Basic Air Conditioning 2 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester III
MHTT1510 Truck Power Train 4 Credits
MHTT2502 Diesel II 4 Credits
TRAN1520 Workplace Perceptions and Expectations 2 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester IV
MHTT2506 Diesel III 4 Credits
MHTT2522 Electrical III 3 Credits
MHTT2530 Truck Heating and AC Systems 2 Credits
MHTT2546 Truck Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting 4 Credits

Technical Electives *Choose from MHTT*
  Technical Electives *Choose from MHTT* 8 Credits

General Studies
  Communications-Written 3 Credits
  General Studies Electives 4 Credits

Estimated cost for books and supplies: $4,926

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303