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Commercial Truck Technology

  • Identify mechanical and electrical problems and repair medium-duty trucks to semi-trucks and trailers
  • Operate an on-site truck repair facility
  • Work side-by-side with professionals at regional trucking facilities


What can I do when I graduate?
  • Entry level truck technician
  • Parts counter person
  • Military Service
  • Trade School
  • Entry level heavy equipment technician
  • Entry level rail road technician
What would I do in this class?
  • Shop safety/Shop equipment operation
  • Basic Truck / Trailer maneuverability
  • Basic electrical / electronic troubleshooting
  • Air and hydraulic brake diagnosis and repair
  • Truck and trailer preventive maintenance
  • Diesel engine theory, diagnosis and repair
  • Basic welding and fabrication using stick and MIG welders and oxyacetylene torches.
  • Basic drive train diagnosis and repair
What can I do with further training?
  • Truck Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Shop foreman
  • Truck Driver
  • Parts Manager
  • Business Owner

Program Quick Facts

Commercial Truck Technology students must be able to:

  • Read and comprehend textbooks and material used in lab
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Have good hand/eye coordination and dexterity
  • Handle getting dirty as part of the job
  • Use PC based computers to access information and trouble shoot problems with equipment
  • Meet safety requirements to operator tools 
College Credits
Available Certifications
Lab Fees
Chris Rufenacht
Kent State University
Ohio Technical College
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

Level 1 (junior) - $25.00
Level 2 (senior) - $25.00
Tool List (to be supplied by student)

Uniform requirements

2 pairs of navy blue pants, 2 long sleeve navy blue shirts and must have leather work boots - steel-toe is not needed. (to be supplied by student) T-shirts are available and may be worn in the shop as well.
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