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Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

A60460

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.


ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A60460
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA115Success &Study Skill021
HET110Diesel Engines396
HET125Preventative Maintenance132
HET230Air Brakes122
TRN110Intro to Transport Tech122
TRN140Transp Climate Control122
72015
SECOND SEMESTER
HET119Mechanical Transmissions223
HET128Medium/Heavy Duty Tune-up122
HET233Suspension and Steering244
HYD112Hydraulics/Med/Heavy Duty122
MAT110Math Measurement & Literacy223
TRN120Basic Transp Electricity435
121519
THIRD SEMESTER
HET114Power Trains365
TRN145Adv Transp Electronics233
WLD110Cutting Processes132
61210
FOURTH SEMESTER
CIS111Basic PC Literacy122
ENG111Writing and Inquiry303
HET218Tractor Project1125
WLD112Basic Welding Processes132
61712
FIFTH SEMESTER
ENG115Oral Communications303
BUS135Principles of Supervision*303
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective**303
Behavioral/Social Science Elective***303
12012
*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.
**The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART111Art Appreciation303
ART114Art History Survey I303
ART115Art History Survey II303
ART116Survey of American Art303
HUM110Technology and Society303
HUM121The Nature of America303
HUM122Southern Culture303
HUM230Leadership Development303
MUS110Music Appreciation303
MUS112Introduction to Jazz303
MUS210History of Rock Music303
REL110World Religions303
REL211Introduction to Old Testament303
REL212Introduction to New Testament303
***The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO151Survey of Economics303
ECO251Principles of Microeconomics303
GEO111World Regional Geography303
PSY150General Psychology303
SOC210Introduction to Sociology303
SOC220Social Problems303
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 68


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DIPLOMA
D60460
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
HET110Diesel Engines396
HET125Preventative Maintenance132
HET230Air Brakes122
TRN110Intro to Transport Tech122
TRN140Transp Climate Control122
ENG101Applied Communications I303
101817
SECOND SEMESTER
HET119Mechanical Transmissions223
HET128Medium/Heavy Duty Tune-up122
HET233Suspension and Steering244
HYD112Hydraulics/Med/Heavy Duty122
MAT110Math Measurement & Literacy223
TRN120Basic Transp Electricity435
121519
THIRD SEMESTER
HET114Power Trains365
TRN145Adv Transp Electronics233
WLD122Basic Welding Processes132
61210
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 46


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CERTIFICATE
C60460C1
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
HET110Diesel Engines396
HET125Preventative Maintenance132
HET230Air Brakes122
TRN110Intro to Transport Tech122
TRN120Basic Transp Electricity435
101917
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 17


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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
C60460C2
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
HET114Power Trains365
HYD112Hydraulics/Med/Heavy Duty122
TRN120Basic Transp Electricity435
TRN140Transp Climate Control122
TRN145Adv Transp Electronics233
111617
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 17

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