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.
Prerequisites: Students need a score of 240 or above on the Accuplacer English and Reading assessment. Co-requisite: If students score between 230-239 they can register for this course, but must concurrently take READ 0110 College Reading Boost. Meets MnTC Goal 1
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: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
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. 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 1212 This course covers the importance and proper procedures of preventive maintenance and inspection schedules used for various types of heavy-duty trucks and their applications. Students learn to perform inspections according to the standard of the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.).
HDTT 1217 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 1219 This course covers the basic purpose and function of the various truck systems. Battery, Starting and Charging systems will be covered. Electrical theory, application, and diagnosis using specialized testing equipment will be used. Prerequisites: None
COMS 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.
HDTT 1102 This course covers the theory of compressed air and its application to the brake system. Air components will be identified, and their functions studied individually as well as within the entire system. Emphasis will be place on general repair and trouble-shooting. The course will cover identification of mechanical components of foundation brake system and their application, including axle and wheel components. Theory of operation, removal, repair and replacement along with diagnostic and testing procedures are covered in this course.
HDTT 1104 This course will cover the theory and operation of electronics in air brake systems associated with a heavy duty truck. Students will demonstrate safe shop practices while working on electronic air brake systems. Students will demonstrate identification, troubleshooting and repair of complex electronic systems. Anti-lock braking, rollover stability, and collision avoidance will be discussed and applied using the latest technology.
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 1215 This course covers the identification, inspection techniques, repair, adjustment procedures and alignment checks of components associated with the variety of frames and suspensions common to heavy duty trucks. Students will be instructed in identifying various types of truck steering system and components. The students learn and practice inspection, disassembly, reassembly, and alignment procedures.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 2105 This course covers the basic purpose and function of automatic transmissions in the heavy-duty truck industry. Hydraulic theories, application and diagnosis using specialized testing equipment will be used.
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 electronic diesel fuel systems. All fuel system components, their operation, usage, and internal parts will be covered and then tied together to demonstrate connected operation of the fuel system.
HDTT 2213 This diesel engine fundamentals course covers components of the on the highway inline six-cylinder diesel engine. The course will focus on engine overhaul, component inspection, tune up, troubleshooting, and engine emission systems. Cummins, Detroit, and Pacer systems will be covered.
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.
HDTT 2228 This course covers the proper method of performing the federal and state D.O.T. truck inspection. Use of inspection forms and permit stickers will also be covered. After completion of this course and final exam, the student will be a certified truck inspector and able to perform both federal and Minnesota D.O.T. inspections. Prerequisites: None
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.