Truck Fleet Maintenance

Truck Fleet Maintenance - Certificate

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
Total Core Credits: 29
Total Program Credits: 29