Heavy Duty Truck Technology

Heavy Duty Truck Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
HDTT 1100 Truck Technology Fundamentals
Description
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

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT1100

4
HDTT 1103 Air Brake Systems
Description
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

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 03/20/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HDTT1103

6
HDTT 1106 Welding Procedures
Description
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

Credits: 2

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

Course Outline: HDTT1106

2
HDTT 1109 Fluid Power Systems
Description
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

Credits: 2

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

Course Outline: HDTT1109

2
HDTT 1212 Preventive Maintenance
Description
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

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT1212

4
HDTT 1215 Suspensions and Steering Systems
Description
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

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT1215

4
HDTT 1218 Electrical Systems
Description
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

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT1218

4
HDTT 1223 Truck A/C
Description
HDTT 1223 The student will gain an understanding of the Caterpillar electrical systems, Caterpillar ET, Caterpillar Fuel systems, Caterpillar Tier 3 engines, and basic hydraulic fundamentals.

Credits: 3

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

Course Outline: HDTT1223

3
HDTT 2101 Drive Train I
Description
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

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HDTT2101

6
HDTT 2104 Drive Train II
Description
HDTT 2104 This course covers the theory of operation, repair, removal, inspection, and installation of the clutch and drive shafts. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT2104

4
HDTT 2107 Diesel Fundamentals
Description
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

Credits: 3

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

Course Outline: HDTT2107

3
HDTT 2110 Diesel Fuel Systems
Description
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

Credits: 1

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

Course Outline: HDTT2110

1
HDTT 2213 Diesel Engine Fundamentals
Description
HDTT 2213 This course covers the basic components of the diesel engine as well as their removal, inspection, cleaning, repair, proper measuring, replacement, and/or reuse. Prerequisites: HDTT2107

Credits: 4

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

Course Outline: HDTT2213

4
HDTT 2216 Diesel Electronics
Description
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

Credits: 3

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

Course Outline: HDTT2216

3
HDTT 2230 Heavy Duty Truck Industry Training
Description
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.

Credits: 2

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

Course Outline: HDTT2230

2
HDTT 2970 Heavy Duty Truck Internship
Description
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. Prerequisites: None

Credits:

Effective Dates: 05/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HDTT2970

OR
HDTT 2222 Diesel Engine Lab
Description
HDTT 2222 This course covers the removal, inspection, cleaning, and overhaul of the diesel engine. The use of special overhaul tools and service and parts manuals is included. Prerequisites: HDTT2107

Credits:

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HDTT2222

5
Total Core Credits: 57

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 6
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 or Goal 4 )*** 3
Total General Education Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 72
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.