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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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 18
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

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
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HET 218 Tractor Project 1 0 12 5
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A60240