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Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology

Curriculum Description

The Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to service, troubleshoot and repair medium and heavy duty vehicles.

The course work includes the purpose, construction features and principles of operation of medium and heavy duty vehicles.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a dealership, fleet shop or independent garage as a technician. Graduates that have met the work experience requirement should also be prepared to take the ASE certification exam.

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

Associate in Applied Science

A60240
NC CIP: 47.0605
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 3 6 0 5
HET 118 Mechanical Orientation 2 0 0 2
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 0 2
   
    9 18 0 15

Spring Semester
ELN 112 Diesel Electronics System 2 6 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
HET 116 Air Cond/Diesel Equip 1 2 0 2
HET 116A Air Cond/Diesel Equip Lab 0 3 0 1
HET 119 Mechanical Transmissions 2 2 0 3
   
    8 13 0 13

Summer Term
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
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 14 0 14

Fall Semester
AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
HET 120 Intro to Mobile Equipment 1 2 0 2
HET 230 Air Brakes 1 2 0 2
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    5 14 0 12

Spring Semester
HET 218 Tractor Project 1 0 12 5
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    8 3 12 16

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

*This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.