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Heavy Equipment Maintenance

Heavy Equipment Maintenance

The Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician program is 388 hours in length and is designed to prepare participants to understand, maintain, and repair each of the major systems involved in the operation of heavy equipment machinery used in the construction and agricultural industries. Hands-on experience is provided in a shop setting.

Required Courses
Electrical Systems

This course is designed to build upon the foundational understanding of electrical sub systems covered in Maintenance Fundamentals. Students will become familiar with more complex electrical circuits, terminology, test equipment, safety, power generation, motors, relays, batteries, and other system components. Normal system operation will be studied and understood using schematics and drawings. Theory and explanations will be supplemented by numerous practical hands-on exercises. Maintenance Fundamentals training or experience is required prior to enrollment.

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Engine Systems

This course is designed to build upon the foundational understanding of prime mover subsystems covered in Maintenance Fundamentals. Students will study the gas and diesel internal combustion engines that serve as power plants for most agricultural, construction, and forestry machines. Students will deep dive into the world of pistons, intake valves, exhaust valves, camshafts, timing, ignition, cooling, and fuel systems. Maintenance Fundamentals training or experience is required prior to enrollment.

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Fluid Power Systems

This course is designed to build upon the foundational understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic subsystems covered in Maintenance Fundamentals. Students will study complex systems involving pumps, motors, reservoirs, control valves, manifolds, plumbing, fluids, actuating cylinders, accumulators, and other system components. Normal system operation will be studied and understood using schematics and drawings. Theory and explanations will be supplemented by numerous practical hands-on exercises. Maintenance Fundamentals training or experience is required prior to enrollment. 

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Mechanical Systems

This course covers the mechanical portion of heavy equipment and machinery including control linkages, gears, cams, sprockets, chains, pulleys, springs, bearings, and transmissions. Friction and lubrication topics are covered in detail. Environmental systems such as heating, and air condition systems are also explored. Completion of Maintenance Fundamentals is a prerequisite for this course.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$1,395.00
Hours:
388
Required Materials:
  • Additional fees: Registration and Book(s) $450
Documents:
Contact:
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545