Credits Required for Graduation: 75
Heavy equipment mechanics repair all parts of large trucks, buses, construction and earth moving equipment. They inspect, test and repair heavy equipment systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical.
Students in the Diesel Mechanics program develop the skills to troubleshoot, and repair a Diesel engine through our hands-on learning approach.
HCC's Diesel and Heavy Equipment program provides a modern equipped diesel shop including a fuel injector room and use of an engine dynamometer. Students learn theory and application of 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, fuel injection, turbochargers, clutches, heavy equipment, recordkeeping, power transmissions, and steering, brakes and tires.
Diesel mechanics and heavy equipment mechanics secure jobs with road construction companies, trucking companies, the mining industry, bus lines and logging and diesel equipment dealers. Government agencies hire mechanics to maintain their diesel-powered equipment.