Heavy Equipment: Truck & Diesel Technician
AOS Degree – Code #0452
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This specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training. Students receive their basics in the first year on all types of vehicles. The senior year concentrates on trucks, bulldozers, earthmovers, farm tractors, and other diesel-powered equipment. Our heavy equipment: truck & diesel technician program is the only program in New York and New England that is approved by the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS). The heavy equipment: truck & diesel technician program is one of only nine national ADS TechSmart training programs.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Demonstrate a focused, coherent, organized written report.
Perform mathematic calculations required for entry-level automotive.
Demonstrate a functional ability to read and retain/apply written instructions and specifications relevant to their work environment.
Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair heavy equipment/truck drive trains.
Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair heavy equipment/truck electrical and electronic systems.
Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair heavy equipment/truck gas engines.
Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair heavy equipment/truck brakes, steering and suspension systems.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
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Applicants for all programs in the Automotive Trades Department must meet the following physical requirements:
Must be able to perform safely in the shop.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds to eye level.
Must be able to communicate orally with a person six-10 feet away.
Must be able to visually decipher an oscilloscope monitor and digital/analog meter, and scan tool displays.
Must have a valid motor vehicle license and be able to drive a standard transmission vehicle.
Must be able to diagnose mechanical failures that are distinguished audibly.
Must be able to understand information found in service repair manuals and use diagnostic flow charts.
Must meet qualifications for a NYS driver’s license.
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
Students may take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in eight areas and the ADS TechCert test. Students are eligible for New York State inspection certification upon successful completion of their freshman year. In their senior year, students may take the test for certification in Basic Engine Theory through the Association of Diesel Specialists.
Heavy Equipment: Truck & Diesel Technician - AOS Degree
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
Basic Truck Electronics & Component Overhaul
Truck Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems
Inspection, Maintenance, Air Conditioning, Cooling & Heating
Truck Gasoline Engine Tune-Up, Electrical Engine Controls & Electrical Diagnosis
Heavy Duty Drive Train
Diesel Engine Service
Air Brake Service
Heavy Duty Electrical/Hydraulic Specialties
Diesel Fuel System Service
Preventive Maintenance for Heavy Truck & Diesel
Students successfully completing the heavy equipment: truck & diesel technician program receive first priority for space if they wish a third year (senior year) in automotive service technician. They may be admitted to autobody repair with the department chair’s approval.
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.