Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology

Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology provides instruction in all phases of repair work on diesel engines and the accessories used to power busses, ships, trucks, electric generators, farm equipment, and construction machinery.

Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).


- Ed Stevens ( elsteve@carrollk12.org )


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The Collision Repair Technology Program is NATEF Certified. NATEF or National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation is the educational arm of the Automotive Service Excellence organization (ASE) which insures that automotive-based programs operate to industry standards.

Major Units of Study:

- Troubleshooting

- Failure Analysis

- Disassembly and examination

- Reconditioning and replacement of parts

- Repair and adjustment of injection systems, oil and water pumps, generators, and auxiliary power units

- Use of blueprints and technical manuals

- Use of hand, power tools, and diagnostic equipment

- Study and application of principles of electronics and hydraulics

Career Opportunities:

- Automotive Machine Shop Mechanic

- Diesel Technician/Generator Technician

- Equipment Operator

- Fuel Injection Servicer

- Hydraulic Mechanic/Tractor Mechanic

- Marine Mechanic

- Mechanical Engineering Technician

- Military-related Trades

- Parts Salesperson

- Service Manager

- Service Writer Shop Foreman

- Stationary Engineer

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprentice Programs

- College

- Military Services

- Equipment Manufacturer Schools

- On-the-job Training

- Trade and Technical Schools

Career Specific Electives:

- Advance Design Applications

- Technical Design

- Technical Impacts and Issues

- Business Principles and Practice

- AP Physics

- Internship

- Math elective beyond Algebra II

- Agricultural Mechanical Technology

- Business Communications & Keyboarding

- Public Speaking

For more information about careers in the ``heavy equipment & truck technology field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics