Heavy Duty Truck Technology

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
Heavy Duty Truck Technology - A.A.S. Degree 72 cr. Rosemount
Heavy Duty Truck Technology - Diploma 64 cr. Rosemount
Truck Fleet Maintenance - Certificate 29 cr. Rosemount

Major Description

Students learn all aspects of heavy-duty truck repair and maintenance. The program focuses on large trucks, typically class 7 and 8. Areas of instruction include electrical and electronic systems, steering/alignment, foundation brakes, air brakes and anti-lock brake systems. Students perform diesel engine troubleshooting, overhauls and tune-ups on both mechanical and electronic engines. Clutch, transmission, drive axle repair and overhaul are taught along with welding instruction and preventive maintenance and HVAC. Students will be given the opportunity to obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL) and become a state of MN certified commercial vehicle inspector.

Work Environment

Technicians generally work a standard 40-hour week in well-lighted and well-ventilated shops. Truck fleet companies, dealerships and truck repair shops are major employers.

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