Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

The Medium/Heavy Truck program at SCTCC prepares grads for maintenance, repair, and diagnostics on medium/heavy duty trucks and trailers. The growing demand to transport products quickly and safely means an increase in the need for skilled technicians.

Students will learn skills in truck computers, diesel engines, electrical systems, suspension, air-brakes, power train, and emissions. There are also opportunities to learn welding, CNG & alternative fuel systems, and Department of Transportation Vehicle Inspector Certification.

from Haiti
Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
I’m from Haiti. One of my contacts brought me here - they said it’s really cold, but I wanted to try it. My idea is to go back to my country and teach young women and men about diesel mechanic.
from Winthrop
Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
I went to school for auto mechanic and worked for four years but really wanted to work on trucks more. I heard good things about the program and it was close.

Skills Acquired

  • Demonstrate entry level skills and technical competency to become a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials in the workplace and the impact they have on human health and global environment
  • Demonstrate proper use of lab facility and maintenance of repair and diagnostic equipment
  • Interpret and utilize manufacturer's data to analyze problems and to make repair decisions
2017 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

Career Choices

After graduating, medium/heavy truck technicians will want to consider specializing in one phase of the field, such as:

  • Component rebuilding
  • Transport refrigeration
  • Preventative maintenance

Grads with an AAS degree will have opportunities as:

  • Medium/Heavy truck technicians
  • Shop supervisors
  • Dealer and factory representatives

Where Grads Work

  • Anderson Trucking Services 
  • Ziegler Cat
  • Nuss Construction
  • Freightliner of St. Cloud
  • Gatr Truck Center 
  • Hoglund Bus Company 
  • Maney International Inc.
  • BNSF Railway
  • ISD 318 - Grand Rapids School District 

Accreditations & Credentials

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, .

The Medium Heavy Truck Technician Program is ASE Certified and graduates are prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence examinations.

Medium Heavy Truck video
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Length: 1:50

Info Sessions

3:00 PM

Contact Us

Matt Hoepner
Phone: (320) 308-5411
Fax: (320) 308-5981


Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $4926-$5186 for books, supplies, and materials.

Program Scholarship

The following scholarships are specifically for students in the Medium/Heavy Truck program:

  • APH
  • Bob Kiess Memorial
  • Central MN Truck Association
  • Freightliner of St. Cloud
  • Minnesota Trucking Association
  • North Central Bus

Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC Scholarships available.

SCTCC Scholarships

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