- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- 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 the Tool List and uniform requirement for this major.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ).
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 of economic benefits and 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 and Brake Systems Lab||4||12||M||REQ|
|DSM160||Fundamentals of Powertrain Technology||4||4||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||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|
|WEL100||Introduction to Welding Processes||3||2||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|DSM277||Heavy Equipment Electronic Systems||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|DSM242||Diesel Equipment Air Conditioning Systems||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||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 and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
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