Heavy Equipment Technician, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Heavy Equipment Technician AS Degree, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training or entry-level employment for the following positions: technician or heavy equipment dealerships, technician for heavy equipment repair facilities, technician for agricultural dealerships/repair shops, and technician for industrial engine dealers. The student demonstrates skills to receive state and national certification in two areas: Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions Control by the state of California Air Resource Board (ARB); and Air Conditioning Certification by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). A grade of C or better is required in each course.

Minimum Units Required: 64

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

AGEGR 030C/ SM ENG 030C

Industrial Equipment: Electrical and Electronic Systems

5

DIESL 044

Diesel Engine Principles

3

DIESL 045

Diesel Engine Repair

4.5

INDUS 035

Mobile Hydraulics

4

Second Semester

AGEGR 030D/ SM ENG 030D

Industrial Equipment: Power Trains

5

DIESL 046

Diesel Engine Fuel and Tune-Up

3

DIESL 047

Diesel Air Conditioning

2

GE Choice*

Social Science, Group A Course

3

GE Choice*

Learning Skills, Group C Course

3

Third Semester

AGEGR 033

Equipment Maintenance and Operation

2

MECH 010

Basic Welding for the Trades

4

GE Choice*

Contemporary Perspectives Course

3

GE Choice*

Social Science, Group B Course

3

GE Choice*

Learning Skills, Group A Course

3-6

Fourth Semester

SM ENG 066/
AGEGR 066

Compact Diesel Engines

2.5

DIESL 049

Computer Diagnosis and Troubleshooting

2

INDUS 043

Electro-hydraulics

3

GE Choice*

Humanities Course

3-5

GE Choice*

Natural Sciences Course

3-5

GE Choice*

Learning Skills, Group B Course

3-5

Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Minimum Units 64