Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology REVISED

Curriculum Description

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair
Career Cluster:    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Pathway:               Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair

Program Major    Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Pathway Description

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. 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 pathway 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.

Program Major Description

A program that 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 following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

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NC CIP: 47.0613
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POS Approved: Fall 2023

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 0 2
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 0 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 4 3 0 5
  Total: 9 17 0 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ELN 112 Diesel Electronics System 2 6 0 4
ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3 0 0 3
HET 119 Mechanical Transmissions 2 2 0 3
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN 140A Transp Climate Cont Lab 1 2 0 2
  Total: 9 12 0 14

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HET 114 Power Trains 3 6 0 5
HET 233 Suspension and Steering 2 4 0 4
HYD 112 Hydraulics/Med/Heavy Duty 1 2 0 2
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
  Total: 8 14 0 14

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HET 230 Air Brakes 1 2 0 2
TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 1 4 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 8 0 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3 0 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
HET 218 Tractor Project 1 12 0 5
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
  Total: 9 19 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 72

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

Students must take BUS 240. Students must be approved by the Program Coordinator for
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology prior to taking WBL 111 or WBL 121.

The general education courses (ENG, MAT, HUM, PSY, etc.) listed on this course map do not transfer.  Students interested in transfering credits to a 4-year university should speak to an advisor about alternate course options before registering for general eduation courses.

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