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Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology
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Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology

Total Credit Hours: 36


About Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology

The Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program prepares graduates to work in the automotive field with special emphasis in diesel service. Graduates will be able to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various types of diesel engines, trucks, boats, and other heavy equipment. Students will obtain knowledge and skills in Medium/Heavy Truck in a variety of areas to include: diesel engines; drive trains; brake systems; suspension and steering; heating, ventilation, air conditioning; hydraulics; electrical/electronic systems; and preventive maintenance.

Students completing this program will have preparatory knowledge in the eight main areas of the Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology and will prepare them for entry-level, Assistant Technician positions. This program prepares graduates to pass the ASE National Certification Exams and enter the workforce as entry-level, Junior Technicians.


Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MHT 100A

Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance Part I

3

MHT 100B

Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance Part II

3

MHT 110

Diesel Engines Part I

3

MHT 120

Medium/Heavy Truck Drive Trains Part I

3

MHT 130

Brake Systems Part I

3

MHT 140

Suspension & Steering Part I

3

MHT 150

Medium/Heavy Truck Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

3

MHT 160

Hydraulics

3

MHT 170

Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Part I

3

MHT 210

Diesel Engines Part II

3

MHT 230

Brake Systems Part II

3

MHT 270

Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Part II

3

Certificate Total

36


General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
 
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
 
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
and
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA096 or MA098 courses
 
B. Technical Requirements
Total Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements
Total related General Ed/Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate           30
* No course may be counted for both Technical Major and Science/Technology General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.



Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Mechanic, Heavy Marine Diesel Technician, Generator Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counter person.
  2. Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various heavy trucks and mobile equipment, including bulldozers, boats, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines.

MHT120 Medium/Heavy Truck Drive Trains Part I

This is an introductory course covering the functionality of diesel transmissions, fundamentals of diesel clutches, troubleshooting, and repair of basic transmission drivability faults.

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MHT110 Diesel Engines Part I

This course introduces students to the theory and operation of diesel engines that includes general engine diagnostics, minor diagnosis and repair of cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication system, and cooling system. 

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MHT100A Intro to Diesel Technology and Preventive Maintenance Part I

This is the first of a two-part introductory course that prepares students for study within specific areas of Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology. Topics covered include workshop safety practices, proper usage of hand tools, special tools and testing equipment, and preventive maintenance procedures on diesel engines, fuel systems, air induction and exhaust systems.

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Certificate in Automotive Service Technology - Master Service Technician

The Certificate program in Automotive Service Technology (AST) is a competency-based program designed to offer entry level training sufficient for employee success in automotive technician positions. Skills acquired in this program also apply directly to occupational areas including diesel mechanics, small engine repair, generator repair, marine engine service, fleet service, repair service order writing, and entry level automotive service management.

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Certificate in Automotive Service Technology - General Service Technician

The Certificate program in Automotive Service Technology (AST) is a competency-based program designed to offer entry level training sufficient for employee success in automotive technician positions. Skills acquired in this program also apply directly to occupational areas including diesel mechanics, small engine repair, generator repair, marine engine service, fleet service, repair service order writing, and entry level automotive service management.

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