Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Associate Degree

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The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology curriculum 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. 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 program 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.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers may be taken in lieu of CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
  • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy may be taken in lieu of  MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit.
  • WBL Option: Qualified students may elect to take three (3) credit hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL 111 and WBL 121 and WBL 131 or WBL 111 and WBL 112 or WBL 113) in lieu of BUS 135, OR students may take BUS 137

 

 

Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 2
HET 230 Air Brakes 1 2 2
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 2
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 1 2 2
7 20 15
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 119 Mechanical Transmissions 2 2 3
HET 233 Suspension and Steering 2 4 4
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 4 3 5
10 11 15
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 114 Power Trains 3 6 5
TRN 145 Adv Transp Electronics 2 3 3
5 9 8
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 1 3 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
8 11 12
Hours Per Week Hours
FIFTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
BUS 135 Principles of Supervision 3 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
HET 128 Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up 1 2 2
HYD 112 Hydraulics-Med/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3 0 3
*Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
14 4 16
**The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 3
REL 110 World Religions 3 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3 0 3
***The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3
GEO 111 World Regional Geography 3 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 3

Total Semester hours credit: 66

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