Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

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

A60460
NC CIP: 47.0613
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

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
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 17
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 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 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 Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 12
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
PHY 122 Applied Physics II (3) (2) (0) (4)
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
HET 230 Air Brakes 1 2 0 2
TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 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
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 240 Business Ethics REVISED REQUISITE 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
___ ___ English Option 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 19
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 72

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

2014FA New name and code. Program formerly known as Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology A60240.

English Option - Select one: COM 120, COM 231, ENG 114, ENG 115

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.

A60460