Heavy-Duty Truck Technician (TTEC)

TTEC 102 Foundation and Safety
(4 Credits, Fall)

Introduction to heavy-duty commercial vehicle terminology, design, and classification. Includes S/P2 Safety certification, shop safety, personal protective equipment requirements and application, basic first aid, fire extinguisher procedures, and appropriate situational action. Also includes proper use of shop and hand tools, basic oxyacetylene torch, plasma cutting, arc welding, lifting requirements, and hoisting equipment usage. Students will identify careers, employability skills, and common workplace practices within the industry. PREREQ: Program orientation and successful completion of any two general education courses, or PERM/CHAIR. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 106 Electrical and Electronic Systems
(4 Credits, Fall)

Introduction to electrical terminology, fundamental principles, and testing and servicing of heavy-duty truck electrical systems. Includes the use of a multimeter to test battery, starting, charging, and lighting circuits on the truck along with the aid of wiring diagrams. PREREQ: TTEC 102. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 110 Engines/Engine Controls
(4 Credits, Fall)

Theory and operation of diesel engine systems. Basic service including disassembly and assembly procedures. PREREQ: TTEC 102. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 120 Suspension, Steering, and Brakes
(4 Credits, Spring)

Fundamental principles and basic service of suspension, steering, and braking systems. PREREQ: TTEC 102, TTEC 106, and TTEC 110. COREQ: TTEC 130 and TTEC 140. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 130 Drivetrains
(4 Credits, Spring)

Introduction to power transmission devices including theory and maintenance procedures on clutches, transmissions, drivelines, and differentials. PREREQ: TTEC 102, TTEC 106, and TTEC 110. COREQ: TTEC 120 and TTEC 140. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 140 Preventive Maintenance/HVAC
(4 Credits, Spring)

Fundamentals of vehicle maintenance and vehicle pre-delivery inspection. Includes terminology, fundamental operating principles, and basic service techniques associated with mobile equipment HVAC systems. PREREQ: TTEC 102, TTEC 106, and TTEC 110. COREQ: TTEC 120 and TTEC 130. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 150 Truck Driving Skills
(3 Credits, Summer)

A combination of classroom theory and driving time needed for diesel technicians to develop the operator skills necessary to successfully attain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). PREREQ: TTEC 120, TTEC 130, and TTEC 140. (1 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 3 credits)

TTEC 220 Advanced Electrical Systems
(4 Credits, Fall)

Advanced system theory with diagnostic procedures on simulators and actual equipment. PREREQ: TTEC 106, TTEC 120, TTEC 130, and TTEC 140. COREQ: TTEC 230 and TTEC 240. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 230 Advanced Engine/Engine Controls
(4 Credits, Fall)

Advanced system theory with diagnostic procedures on simulators and actual equipment. PREREQ: TTEC 110, TTEC 120, TTEC 130, and TTEC 140. COREQ: TTEC 220 and TTEC 240. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 240 Advanced Drivetrains
(4 Credits, Fall)

Advanced drivetrain system theory with diagnostic procedures on simulators and actual equipment. PREREQ: TTEC 120, TTEC 130, and TTEC 140. COREQ: TTEC 220 and TTEC 230. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 250 Advanced Suspension, Steering, and Braking Systems
(4 Credits, Spring)

Advanced suspension, steering, and braking system theory and maintenance with diagnostic procedures on simulators and actual equipment. PREREQ: TTEC 120, TTEC 220, TTEC 230, TTEC 240, and completion of a GEM 1 (or GEM 2), GEM 3, and GEM 6 course. COREQ: TTEC 260 and TTEC 290. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 260 Advanced Preventive Maintenance/HVAC
(4 Credits, Spring)

Preventive maintenance inspections on medium/heavy-duty trucks. HVAC electrical control systems and system diagnostics. PREREQ: TTEC 140, TTEC 220, TTEC 230, TTEC 240, and completion of a GEM 1 (or GEM 2), GEM 3, and GEM 6 course. COREQ: TTEC 250 and TTEC 290. (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours, 4 credits)

TTEC 290 Heavy-Duty Truck Technician Capstone
(4 Credits, Spring)

Supervised application of coursework. Capstone projects will be assigned by instructor and may take place within a lab or industrial setting. PREREQ: TTEC 220, TTEC 230, TTEC 240, and completion of a GEM 1 (or GEM 2), GEM 3, and GEM 6 course. COREQ: TTEC 250 and TTEC 260. (0 lecture hours, 12 lab hours, 4 credits)

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