Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrain Technician (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Students in this Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrain Technician program will split their learning between the college and industry at a paid internship site. This is a one-year, three-semester course of instruction including: classroom theory, shop demonstrations, and hands-on skill development. Some of the areas of study are: clutch and driveline, manual transmissions, drive axles, mechanical and electronically controlled diesel engines. Diagnosis, repair, and overhaul procedures will be performed on actual vehicles and engines in operating condition.

Students entering the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program must be eligible to obtain a commercial drivers license and be able to pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical, drug screening, and background check as a condition of employment for the internship portion of the program.

Prerequisite: Graduation from the Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance Technician program or two years of truck mechanic experience.

Award Outcomes

Repair driveline components.

Overhaul truck transmissions.

Overhaul diesel engines.

Interpret diagnostic tool readings.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities as a skilled maintenance technician are available in truck dealerships, leasing companies, truck fleets, and independent truck repair shops. Electronic diesel engines, transmissions, and ABS brake systems have revolutionized the trucking industry creating a great demand for the skilled truck technician.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 40 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1210Clutch and Driveline

3

MHTT1331Internship/Industry Partnership III

6

MHTT1401Diesel Engine II

3

MHTT1410Transmission Technologies

3

MHTT1420Drive Axles

3

MHTT1431Internship/Industry Partnership IV

6

MHTT1501Diesel Engine III

3

MHTT1512Diesel Engine IV

4

MHTT1532Internship/Industry Partnership V

9

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 4 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 44

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1210Clutch and Driveline

3

MHTT1331Internship/Industry Partnership III

6

MHTT1410Transmission Technologies

3

MHTT1420Drive Axles

3

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1401Diesel Engine II

3

MHTT1431Internship/Industry Partnership IV

6

MHTT1501Diesel Engine III

3

MHTT1512Diesel Engine IV

4

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  18

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1532Internship/Industry Partnership V

9

Total Credits  9

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements. 

A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  4 credits 

Graduation (44 Credits)

Prerequisite: Student must graduate from the medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance Technician major or have two years of truck mechanic experience.

Students entering the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program must be eligible to obtain a commercial drivers license and be able to pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical, drug screening, and background check as a condition of employment for the internship portion of the program.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice


6/12/2018 : BP 5206 / EP