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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
Medium/Heavy Truck Technician AAS Degree (72 Credits)
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 perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul on medium/heavy duty trucks and tractor/trailer vehicles in this program. Students develop and practice their skills in a well-equipped shop and study challenging areas, such as truck computers, diesel engines, electrical systems, suspension, air-brakes, and power-train. Students also explore welding, transport refrigeration, automatic transmissions, and truck body repair.
After reviewing comparable Minnesota State college programs, this program exceeds 60 credits for one or more of the following reasons: national or international program certification, national or international standards including skill standards, standards recommended by a primary employer or multiple employers, national specialized program accreditation, state licensure requirements, and/or national practices or standards.
Accreditation Information: The Medium/Heavy Truck program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650, www.natef.org . The Medium Heavy Truck Technician Program is ASE Certified and graduates are prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence examinations.
The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
Upon graduation, medium/heavy truck technicians may wish to specialize in one phase of the field, such as component rebuilding, transport refrigeration, or preventive maintenance. There are also opportunities for AAS Degree graduates as medium/heavy truck technicians, shop supervisors, dealer and factory representatives.
|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*||5 Credits|
|MNTC Goal 1 Communications||6 Credits|
|MNTC Goal 2 Critical Thinking||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goals 3 through 10||6 Credits|
|Estimated cost for books and supplies:||$5,186|
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.