Commercial Truck Technology

Job Outlook

  • 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 the 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 troubleshoot problems with equipment

  • Meet safety requirements for operator tools 


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Scot Rutledge

Kent State University
Ohio Technical College
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

  • CPR First Aid

  • National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) Student Certifications in Medium/Heavy Trucks: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electronics/Electrical Systems, Inspection, and Suspension & Steering 

  • Fork Lift Training

  • OSHA 10

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