Heavy Vehicle Technology
Keep the World Moving with Hands-On Diesel Mechanic Training
From the heavy equipment constructing our roads and harvesting our crops to the ships and trains that keep our economy moving each day, heavy machinery truly makes the world go round. ATI’s Heavy Vehicle Technology program offers diesel repair training in a hands-on shop environment where students have the opportunity to work on manual and automatic engines ranging from 400 to 12,000 pounds, developing skills that could lead to a rewarding career as a heavy equipment or diesel mechanic.
The Heavy Vehicle Technology diploma program offers diesel training in the practical aspects of engine maintenance and major heavy vehicle subsystems. Students receive classroom and laboratory training using modern test equipment and specialized tools.
At Advanced Technology Institute, students are able to gain hands-on experience in a realistic shop setting where they must demonstrate specific proficiencies. Emphasis is placed on logical diagnostic methods and repair procedures. This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the modern heavy vehicle service center in positions such as bus, truck, heavy construction technicians, and diesel engine specialists.
|Course Number||Course Requirements||Clock Hours||Credit Hours|
|ORN120||Fundamentals of Technology||100||4|
|HVT122||Heavy Vehicle Electrical and Electronics I||100||4|
|HVT125||Diesel Fuel Systems||100||4|
|HVT134||Four Stroke Diesel Engines||100||4|
|HVT139||Steering and Alignment||100||4|
|HVT223||Environmental Control Systems||100||4|
|HVT244||Heavy Vehicle Electrical and Electronics II||100||4|
|HVT266||Advanced Heavy Vehicle Systems||100||4|
- Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
- Program length is approximately 15 months (including breaks and holidays) – all schedules
- At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive a diploma in Heavy Vehicle Technology.
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Student Consumer Information
Student Consumer InformationAnnual Report Stats from 2019 ACCSC Annual Report
|Program||Graduation Rate||Placement Rate|
|Heavy Vehicle Technology||87%||81%|
Get a Head Start in Heavy Vehicle Technology with Certifications and Training
Get Ahead is a partnership program between Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and diesel schools including Advanced Technology Institute offering access to industry web based training free of charge.
Freightliner, Western Star, and Detroit Training features free web-based training developed for industry dealer and distributor technicians.
The courses comprise the core requirements of a Systems certification, which is necessary to perform warranty work.
Freightliner & Western Star available curriculum is comprised of the following certifications:
- Heavy Duty Truck Systems
- Electrical Troubleshooting
- Electronic Systems
- Western Star
Detroit Diesel available curriculum is comprised of the following certifications:
- DD Heavy Duty
- DD Medium Duty
Program Available at: Main Campus.