Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

The Diesel and heavy Equipment Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as Heavy Duty Trucks over one ton classification, buses, ships, railroad locomotives, and equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma and four Certificates. Each has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

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Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology¬†Diploma (D60460)
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate (C60460) Evening Offering
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Power Train Certificate (C60460A)
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Drive Train Certificate (C60460B)
  • Heavy Duty Truck Systems Certificate (C60460C)
Course Requirements for Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D60460

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
HYD 112 Hydraulics-Med/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Technology 1 2 2
TRN 120 Basic Transport Electricity 4 3 5
11 18 18

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 102 Applied Communication II 3 0 3
HET 114 Power Trains 3 6 5
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 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
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
11 20 18

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 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
TRN 140 Transport Climate Control 1 2 2
5 14 11
Total Semester Hours: 47

Course Requirements for Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate
(C60460) Evening Offering

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
3 9 6

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HYD 112 Hydraulics-Med/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 4 3 5
5 5 7

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 128 Medium/Heavy Duty Tune-up 1 2 2
1 2 2
Total Semester Hours: 15

Medium/Heavy Duty Power Train Certificate (C60460A)*

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 110 Diesel Engines 3 9 6
HYD 112 Hydraulics-Medium/Heavy Duty 1 2 2
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 2
TRN 120 Basic Transport Electricity 4 3 5
9 16 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Medium/Heavy Duty Drive Train Certificate (C60460B)*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of (60460A)

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 114 Power Trains 3 6 5
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 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
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
8 20 15
Total Semester Hours: 15

Heavy Duty Truck Systems Certificate (C60460C)*

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 4 3 5
4 3 5

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 115 Electronic Engines 2 3 3
2 3 3

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
HET 231 Medium/Heavy Duty Brake System 1 3 2
HET 232 Medium/Heavy Duty Brake System Lab 0 3 1
HET 233 Suspension and Steering 2 4 4
TRN 140 Transport Climate Control 1 2 2
4 12 9
Total Semester Hours: 17

*Admission priority given to diploma-level students.


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