Heavy Equipment Technology

About

The Heavy Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, clutch and transmissions, hydraulics, drivelines and axles, frame and suspension systems, steering systems, brake systems, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students receive instruction in diagnosing trouble, system analysis, disassembly, replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The program mission is to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. By working on actual heavy equipment, students are well prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $9,861.50
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,181.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventative Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Heavy Equipment Helper1728Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Bartlett Extension Campus
3375 Appling Rd
Bartlett, TN 38133

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and mining.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,740

Current job openings per year: 330

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Orientation
Safety
Technology Foundations
General Shop Skills
Preventative Maintenance
Basic Diesel Theory
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Diesel Engine Mechanical
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Electricity and Electronics
Electronic Diesel Engine Controls
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Brakes
Suspension and Steering
Hydraulics/Hydrostats II
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Heavy Equipment Power Train
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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