- 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?
What would I do in this class?
- Entry level truck technician
- Parts counter person
- Military Service
- Trade School
- Entry level heavy equipment technician
- Entry level rail road technician
What can I do with further training?
- 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
- Truck Technician
- Service Manager
- Shop foreman
- Truck Driver
- Parts Manager
- Business Owner
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
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.