Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology

The Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to service, troubleshoot, and repair medium and heavy duty vehicles.

The coursework includes the purpose, construction features, and principles of operation of medium and heavy duty vehicles.

Graduates of this curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a dealership, fleet shop, or independent garage as a technician. Graduates who have met the work experience requirement should also be prepared to take the ASE certification exam.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma and three Certificates. Each has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Diploma (D60240)
  • Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Evening Certificate (C60240)
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Power Train Certificate (C60240A)
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Drive Train Certificate (C60240B)
Course Requirements for Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D60240

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 3 6 5
HET 127 Shop Rules and Regulations 1 0 1
HYD 112 Hydraulics/Medium/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
10 19 17
SPRING SEMESTER
ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3 0 3
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 3
HET 119 Mechanical Transmission 2 2 3
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 2
HET 126 Preventive Maintenance Lab 0 3 1
HET 128 Medium Heavy Duty Tune-up 1 2 2
HET 191 Selected Topics in Diesel 0 3 1
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
10 19 17
SUMMER SEMESTER
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
HET 116 Air Conditioning/Diesel Equipment 1 2 2
HET 231 Medium/Heavy Duty Brake System 1 3 2
HET 232 Med/Heavy Duty Brake System Lab 0 3 1
HET 233 Suspension and Steering 2 4 4
5 14 11
Total Semester Hours: 45


Course Requirements for Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Evening — Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Certificate (C60240)

FALL SEMESTER Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
3 9 6
SPRING SEMESTER
HET 112 Diesel Electrical System 3 6 5
HYD 112 Hydraulics/Medium/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
4 8 7
SUMMER SEMESTER
HET 119 Mechanical Transmission 2 2 3
HET 128 Medium/Heavy Duty Tune-up 1 2 2
3 4 5
Total Semester Hours: 18

Medium/Heavy Duty Power Train Certificate (C60240A)

FALL SEMESTER Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical System 3 6 5
HET 127 Shop Rules and Regulations 1 0 1
HYD 112 Hydraulics/Medium/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
8 17 14
Total Semester Hours: 14

Medium/Heavy Duty Drive Train Certificate (C60240B)

SPRING SEMESTER Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 3
HET 119 Mechanical Transmission 2 2 3
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 1 3 2
HET 126 Preventive Maintenance Lab 0 3 1
HET 128 Medium Heavy Duty Tune-up 1 2 2
HET 191 Selected Topics in Diesel 0 3 1
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
7 19 14
Total Semester Hours: 14


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