Heavy Equipment Technology
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Diesel Engine Specialist
Field Service/Lube Technician
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Apprentice Technician
Heavy Equipment Mechanic –Maintenance Repairer
Field Service Advisor
Stand-by Power Technician
The Heavy Equipment Technology Program is designed to provide students with the theory and hands-on skills relevant to repair fundamentals and maintenance of various types of heavy equipment found on construction sites. Specialized classroom and lab experiences are designed to provide instruction in systems and components of heavy equipment.
Students begin with safety, tools/fasteners and preventive maintenance basics. Students also learn to inspect, repair and replace components of the suspension, steering, brake, engine, cooling, fuel, electrical/electronic, air intake and exhaust, clutches, transmissions, air conditioning systems, hydraulics/hydrostatics as well as drive lines/rear axles/final drives, and drive motors. Welding processes and safety techniques are also taught. Students will be taught computer diagnostic skills as a tool to troubleshoot electronic problems. Students may achieve certification in air conditioning and/or electronic control for newer equipment. In their final year, students also learn the safe basic operation of trucks, tractors, skid steers, backhoes, dozers and excavators.
Graduates of this program are well prepared and find exciting careers as diesel engine specialists, heavy equipment mechanics and apprentice technicians.
Section 609 Certificate for Refrigerant Recycling & Recovery
Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Certificate
Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I
Certified Safety Inspector, Cat III
CDL License (at reduced student rate)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
Industry certification testing fees - $65*
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
College Advanced Credits
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
by Owen C. Duffy, Scott A. Heard and Gus Wright Year Published:
Amazon Price: $132.00
* Students do NOT need the workbook for this text.
BCTC Price: $100.00
This textbook can be purchased on-line or is available for purchase through BCTC. See your Instructor for more information.