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 shipsand 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.

Program Description

Program Description

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.

Curriculum

Curriculum
Course Number Course RequirementsClock HoursCredit Hours
ORN120Fundamentals of Technology1004
HVT131Preventative Maintenance Inspections1004
HVT122Vehicle Electrical Systems1004
HVT123Environmental Comfort Systems1004
HVT134Four Cycle Diesel Engines1004
HVT125Diesel Fuel Systems1004
HVT126Advanced Diesel Fuel Systems1004
HVT227Drivelines1004
HVT228Brakes & Suspension1004
HVT229Steering & Alignment1004
HVT230Hydraulic Systems1004
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  • Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
  • Program length is approximately 55 weeks – all schedules.
  • At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive a diploma in Heavy Vehicle Technology.

Possible Career Track

Possible Career Track
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Program Available at: Main Campus, and Virginia Beach Campus.