Heavy Construction Equipment Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment Maintenance - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
HCEM 1101 General Shop Mechanics - Introduction
Description
HCEM 1101 Students achieve a basic understanding of skills needed in the heavy equipment field. Some areas covered are safety, hand and power tools, hand tool projects, flaring, soldering, gears, chains, bearings, seals, fuels, lubricants, fasteners, fittings, wires and connectors, belts, pulleys, couplings, and precision measuring instruments. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1101

2
HCEM 1110 Welding and Flame Cutting
Description
HCEM 1110 Students study basic arc and gas welding used in the heavy equipment industry. Theory, safety, and practice will be taught. Cutting and heat bending are also included. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 or instructor's approval

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1110

2
HCEM 1132 Heavy Duty Electrical
Description
HCEM 1132 This is an introduction to electricity as applied to heavy equipment covering electronic theory and magnetism. Emphasis is on theory, diagnosis and repair of basic starting, charging, lighting and ignition systems. This course prepares students for Heavy Duty Electronics HCEM1234 through classroom instruction and lab practice. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1132

3
HCEM 1140 Diesel Engine Overhaul I
Description
HCEM 1140 This course teaches engine tear down, failure analysis, cylinder head repair, minor overhaul, and use of proper precision measuring instruments on engines used in the heavy equipment field such as Cat, John Deere, Perkins, Case, Ford, and Cummins. This course also includes basic fundamentals of diesel engine design, including the study of cylinder heads and blocks, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Precision measuring is included, along with preventive maintenance and minor repair as well as testing on stationary and mobile engines used in the heavy equipment industry. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Offered: Fall Prerequisites: HCEM1101

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1140

4
HCEM 1161 Specialized Lab
Description
HCEM 1161 The student will work in a lab setting for the purpose of using this specialized lab to allow more time to complete goals. This may be remedial, foundation, or enhancement. This specialized lab is taken by both the diploma and the A.A.S. student.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1161

2
HCEM 1170 CAT Basic Training I
Description
HCEM 1170 The student will gain an umderstanding of the Caterpillar engine and product line with basic fundamentals of the diesel engine.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1170

1
HCEM 1234 Heavy Duty Electronics
Description
HCEM 1234 This course teaches students heavy equipment electronics, diagnostics and repair. The student will enhance their knowledge of equipment electronics and failure analysis through instruction and hands-on training. Course work will include electrical schematics and symbols, advanced multimeter training, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electronic monitoring systems. Computerized engine components are also covered. Prerequisites: HCEM1132.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1234

3
HCEM 1246 Diesel Engine Overhaul II
Description
HCEM 1246 This course teaches engine tear down, failure analysis, cylinder head repair and major overhaul, and use of proper precision measuring instruments on engines used in the heavy equipment field such as Cat, John Deere, Perkins, Case, Ford, Cummins and Detroit Diesel. This course also includes basic fundamentals of diesel engine design, including the study of cylinder heads and blocks, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Major tear down and measuring are included along with mastery of preventive maintenance and major repair, tune-up and testing on mobile and stationary diesel engines used in the heavy equipment industry. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 and HCEM1140.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1246

3
HCEM 1250 Brakes
Description
HCEM 1250 Instruction covers hydraulic and pneumatic brake theory and operation, component identification, application, and general repairs on heavy equipment. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 or instructor's approval

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1250

2
HCEM 1256 Diesel Engine Tune-up
Description
HCEM 1256 This course includes component identification, testing procedures, problem analysis, valve and injection adjustment, pump replacement, and engine tune-up. Troubleshooting is stressed. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1256

3
HCEM 1262 Preventative Maintenance
Description
HCEM 1262 This course covers proper service intervals, the importance of maintenance records, the knowledge of oil classifications, refill capacities, importance of contamination control and proper oil sampling.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 02/03/2011 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1262

3
HCEM 1270 CAT Basic Training II
Description
HCEM 1270 The student will gain an umderstanding of the Caterpillar engine and product line with basic fundamentals of the diesel engine.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 12/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HCEM1270

2
Total Core Credits: 30
Total Program Credits: 30