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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Heavy Equipment Technician AS Degree, 70 percent of the program students will demonstrate the necessary 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).

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 30units

AGEGR 030C

Industrial Equipment: Electrical and Electronic Systems

5

DIESL 094

Diesel Engine Principles

3

DIESL 095

Diesel Engine Repair

4.5

DIESL 096

Diesel Engine Fuel and Tune-Up

3

DIESL 097

Diesel Air Conditioning

2

DIESL 099

Computer Diagnosis and Troubleshooting

2

INDUS 035

Mobile Hydraulics

4

AGEGR 066

Compact Diesel Engines

2.5

WELDING 010

Basic Welding for the Trades

4

Minimum Major Units Required: 30

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60