Medium/Heavy Truck Technology (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Students in the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology A.A.S. degree program are sponsored by a trucking company. Students split their learning between taking courses at the college and developing skills through paid internships at truck repair companies. Students spend the first-half of each semester taking courses at the college and the second-half of each semester on a paid internship developing the skills just learned in class. This schedule is repeated throughout the two-year program. The college assists students in obtaining a trucking industry sponsor for the internship portion of the program.

This program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to be an entry-level technician in the trucking industry. Students will practice their skills in a well equipped lab and develop production level skills at their industry sponsored company. Some of the areas of study are electrical and electronic systems, steering and suspension, air and hydraulic ABS brake systems and vehicle maintenance. Students will perform diesel engine troubleshooting, overhaul procedures, and tune-ups on both mechanical and electronic engines. Clutch, transmission, and drive axle diagnosis, repair and overhaul will be taught along with preventive maintenance procedures. Instruction will include classroom theory, shop demonstrations, and hands-on skill development. Much of the lab work is performed on actual vehicles or 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.

Repair driveline components.

Overhaul truck transmissions.

Overhaul diesel engines.

Interpret diagnostic tool readings.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities as a skilled truck technician are available in truck dealerships, leasing companies, trucking fleets, and independent truck repair shops. Students may choose other options such as railroads, heavy equipment, mass transit companies, or marine applications. 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 79 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

MHTT1210Clutch and Driveline

3

MHTT1300Introduction to Diesel Engines

3

MHTT1321Heating and Air Conditioning

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 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

Any 3 credit course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

 

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

or

Any 3 credit course from MnTC Goal Area 3

3

 

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 94

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

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  18

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

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Total Credits  18

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1015Electricity in Truck Technology II

3

MHTT1300Introduction to Diesel Engines

3

MHTT1321Heating and Air Conditioning

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  12

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1210Clutch and Driveline

3

MHTT1331Internship/Industry Partnership III

6

MHTT1410Transmission Technologies

3

MHTT1420Drive Axles

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 3

3

Total Credits  18

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1401Diesel Engine II

3

MHTT1431Internship/Industry Partnership IV

6

MHTT1501Diesel Engine III

3

MHTT1512Diesel Engine IV

4

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  19

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MHTT1532Internship/Industry Partnership V

9

Total Credits  9

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

MnTC Goal Area 3

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2105General Biology II

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2005College Physics I

4

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

LANG2000American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I

3

LANG2010American Sign Language/Deaf Culture II

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Graduation (94 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.


6/19/2018 : BP 5204 / EP