Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance Technician (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Students in this Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance 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: truck preventive maintenance, electrical systems, air and hydraulic ABS brake systems, heating and air conditioning systems, diesel engine systems, and steering and suspension systems. Much of the shop work is 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.

Award Outcomes

Perform vehicle inspection procedures.

Perform preventative maintenance.

Repair vehicle electrical systems.

Repair truck brake systems.

Analyze ABS brake systems.

Repair truck steering systems.

Repair truck suspension systems.

Diagnose truck HVAC systems.

Interpret diagnostic tool readings.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities as a skilled maintenance technician are available in truck dealerships, leasing companies, trucking fleets, and independent truck repair shops.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 39 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1002Truck Technology Fundamentals

2

MHTT1011Electricity in Truck Technology I

4

MHTT1015Electricity in Truck Technology II

3

MHTT1020Vehicle Service

3

MHTT1031Internship/Industry Partnership I

6

MHTT1100Hydraulic Brake Systems

3

MHTT1115Air Brake Systems and Controls

3

MHTT1131Internship/Industry Partnership II

6

MHTT1200Steering and Suspension Systems

3

MHTT1300Introduction to Diesel Engines

3

MHTT1321Heating and Air Conditioning

3

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 43

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1002Truck Technology Fundamentals

2

MHTT1011Electricity in Truck Technology I

4

MHTT1020Vehicle Service

3

MHTT1031Internship/Industry Partnership I

6

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1100Hydraulic Brake Systems

3

MHTT1115Air Brake Systems and Controls

3

MHTT1131Internship/Industry Partnership II

6

MHTT1200Steering and Suspension Systems

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1015Electricity in Truck Technology II

3

MHTT1300Introduction to Diesel Engines

3

MHTT1321Heating and Air Conditioning

3

Total Credits 9

Graduation (43 Credits)

Students entering the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program must be eligible to obtain a commercial drivers license and be able to pass 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 5205 / EP