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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.
(CTE-Y C60240P1)


NC CIP: 47.0605
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 3 6 0 5
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 0 2
HET 230 Air Brakes 1 2 0 2
    8 20 0 15

Spring Semester
HET 116 Air Cond/Diesel Equip 1 2 0 2
    1 2 0 2

Total Credit Hours: 17


  • : 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)

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