- School of Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis
Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose malfunctions, and prescribe corrective action and repair of heavy construction equipment. Specific instruction in equipment systems includes engine overhaul, manual transmission repair, chassis maintenance, hydraulic component testing and overhaul, hydrostatic and powershift transmission repair, electrical troubleshooting, electronic controls diagnostics, advanced emission diagnostic and repair and preventative maintenance. Additional knowledge is gained in service, sales, and fleet management as it relates to the heavy construction equipment industry. Graduates are prepared to take the Motor Vehicle Air-conditioning exam (609). Each student must successfully complete an internship.
Heavy construction equipment dealership technician; mine, quarry, or natural gas industry maintenance technician; technician for contractor or leasing company; field service or sales representative; engine or equipment distributor service representative; service writer; warranty or parts manager; and assistant service manager.
Recommended High School Subjects
Four years of English, two years of algebra and one year of chemistry/physics.
Special Equipment Needs
See program Tool List for major.
All students must remediate developmental requirements within the first year.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- use approved safety procedures in various work situations.
- correctly use basic hand tools, specialty tools and test equipment.
- read and interpret equipment manuals and write clear, accurate, concise and complete service reports.
- apply the correct procedures for diagnosing and repairing various hydraulic circuits and components.
- demonstrate the correct procedures for diagnosing and repairing various power train components.
- diagnose and repair malfunctions in various engine systems using approved procedures.
- use system schematics to trace hydraulic and electrical circuitry.
- explain the principles and economic benefits of planned preventative maintenance.
- retrieve and record accurate technical data from a computer-based system, interpret the data and prescribe the appropriate corrective action.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|DSM141||Heavy Duty Brake Systems||2||2||M||REQ|
|DSM155||Powertrain & Brake Systems Lab||4||12||M||REQ|
|DSM160||Fundamentals of Powertrain Technology||4||4||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH123||Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|MTH181||College Algebra & Trigonometry I||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|DSM154||Diesel Engine Technology||5||5||M||REQ|
|DSM116||Diesel Engines Laboratory||4||12||M||REQ|
|DSM284||Introduction to CAT Vehicles||1||1||M||REQ|
|DSM287||Heavy Construction Vehicle Laboratory||1||3||M||REQ|
|HET||Directed Heavy Equipment Technology Elective||3||M||HET|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|DSM236||Heavy Equipment Machine Electronics & Diagnostic Procedures||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3||S||AAP|
|CDP||Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|DSM277||Heavy Equipment Electronic Systems||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|DSM242||Diesel Equipment Air Conditioning Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
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