HDTT 1100 This course covers shop procedures and safety in the truck shop such as safety in the use of hand tools, power tools, hoists, jacks, and other equipment used by a heavy duty truck technician. Different types and uses of fasteners, thread repair, and similar procedures will be discussed. Methods of record keeping, repair orders, and the use of repair manuals and related service publications will also be covered. The student will be familiarized with the basic fundamentals of operating heavy trucks. Included will be pre-start and pre-trip inspection procedures, basic operation of the vehicle, and shut-down procedures. Dropping and hooking and basic maneuvering of the trailer will be covered. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1103 This course covers the theory of compressed air and its application to the brake system. Air system components will be identified and their functions studied individually and within the entire system. Emphasis will be placed on general repair and trouble-shooting. The course will cover identification of the mechanical components of the foundation brake system and their application, including all wheel/axle components. Theory of operation, removal, repair, and replacement along with diagnostic and testing procedures are covered in this course. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1106 This course covers basic position welding techniques of the different welding applications used in the heavy truck repair industry. This course will cover applications of oxyacetylene welding, brazing, cutting, heating, arc welding, and wire-feed (MIG). Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1109 This course covers the introduction to basic hydraulics and is designed to promote understanding of hydraulic theory and application related to hydraulic systems, tools, and equipment used in heavy duty trucks. The student will study principles of hydraulics, operation, component identification, and preventive maintenance. Also included will be basic information pertaining to heavy truck hydraulic brake components. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1212 This course covers the importance and proper procedures of preventive maintenance and inspection schedules used for various types of heavy trucks and their applications. Students learn to perform inspections according to the standards of the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) This course also offers the opportunity to participate in taking the test for certified inspector through the state of Minnesota. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1215 This course covers the identification, inspection techniques, repair and adjustment procedures, and alignment checks of the components associated with the variety of frames and suspensions common to heavy trucks. Students will be instructed in identifying the various types of truck steering systems and components. The students learn and practice inspection disassembly, reassembly, and alignment procedures. Manual and power steering sectors and pumps are included. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 1218 This course covers the basic purpose and function of the various truck electrical systems, components, and instruments. Electrical theory, application, and diagnosis using typical test equipment will also be covered. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 2101 This course covers repairing, rebuilding, and diagnosing problems in transmissions and differentials. Students are taught how to remove, inspect, and replace gears, shafts, bearings, seals, and other components using the proper tools and procedures. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 2107 This course covers the basic theory, operation, and understanding of the two- and four-stroke cycle diesel engine. The compression ignition engine principles and the engine's components will be covered, along with the disassembly, inspection, evaluation, reassembly, and proper torque techniques which are used on this type of engine. The different engine tools and their proper usage will also be covered. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 2110 This course will cover the basic operation, theory, and understanding of non-electronic diesel fuel systems. Each of the components, their operation, usage, and internal parts will be covered and then tied together to show the student the complete fuel system. Prerequisites: None
HDTT 2216 This course covers the basics of the electronically-controlled engines found in the trucking industry today. The components and their usage, testing, diagnosis, repair, and replacement will be covered. The student will be expected to use a wide variety of diagnostic test equipment. Prerequisites: HDTT1218
HDTT 2230 This on-line course covers diesel engine component identification, operation, troubleshooting techniques and procedures, service guidelines, and problem solving procedures used on class 7 and 8 on-highway trucks.
HDTT 2970 This course is an elective for diploma-seeking students and with the instructor's prior approval, can take the place of HDTT2222. However, this course is required for the A.A.S. Degree student as a three-credit internship. This course will allow the students hands-on experience while working at their place of employment. There is a list of required job tasks which the student will perform on the job thus acquiring valuable work experience.
BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment.
Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10
ENGL 1200 This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to write technical documents. The content covered will include proposals, research reports, technical manuals, feasibility studies, and process reports.
Pre-requisites: Students must score 70 or above on the Accuplacer Reading assessment to register for this course.
Co-requisite: If students score between 51 and 69, they can register for this course, but must concurrently take ENGL 0110 College Reading Boost.
Meets MnTC Goal 1
HIST 1450 This 3 credit history course explores the history of Minnesota from the ice age and early Native Americans to the events of today. Through a combination of textbooks and internet sites students can gain an appreciation of the contributions made by those who came before us in the state we now call Minnesota. (Field trips may be required.)
Meets MnTC Goal 5
PHIL 1200 In this course, students will develop skills in argument evaluation, the use of informal logic, and language analysis as they criticize problems found on the World Wide Web, in the workplace, and in other everyday environments. Students will also have an opportunity to explore topics in media literacy and the philosophy of science. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78.
Meets MnTC Goal 2.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.