Associate of Applied Science in Heavy Duty Transportation and Equipment

The Heavy Duty Transportation and Equipment (HDTE) AAS degree is designed to teach students the skills needed to be successful as technicians in the medium and heavy duty truck and equipment service industry. The AAS degree may be completed in five semesters, which includes one summer semester of practicum. Laboratory experiences are performed on equipment and components currently used in the heavy duty transportation, construction and power generation industries.

Career opportunities for HDTE graduates include manufacturer and independent repair and maintenance shops, fleets, construction, mining, aviation ground support, and the seafood processing industry. Employers require technicians to be drug free and physically fit, and to have a current vehicle operator’s license with a good driving record. Equal opportunities are available for men and women.

This AAS degree program prepares students to understand the theory of, diagnose, and repair diesel engines, as well as, medium and heavy-duty drive trains, pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems, suspension steering, electrical/electronic systems, and heating and air conditioning systems on medium and heavy duty vehicle applications.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Complete the following:

  1. Submit UAA Undergraduate Application for Admission for the Heavy-Duty Transportation and Equipment Associate of Applied Science.
  2. Document placement at the MATH A055 entry level or higher. For testing schedule, contact Advising and Testing at (907) 786-4500.
  3. Document placement at the ENGL A111 entry level or higher. For testing schedule, contact Advising and Testing at (907) 786-4500.
  4. Demonstrate welding competency using one of the following methods:
    1. A course in welding (see faculty advisor for approved courses).
    2. Documented work experience verifying welding competency as approved by the faculty advisor.
    3. Demonstrated competency in welding as approved by the faculty advisor.
  5. Demonstrate computer competency using one of the following methods:
    1. A course in computers (see faculty advisor for approved courses).
    2. Documented work experience verifying computer competency as approved by the faculty advisor.
    3. Demonstrated competency in computers as approved by the faculty advisor.

Advising

Students should consult the ADT faculty for assistance in curriculum planning toward the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

ADT A121Basic Electrical Systems3
ADT A131Auto Electrical II3
ADT A151Medium/Heavy Duty Engine Repair3
ADT A152Heavy Duty Suspension and Steering4
ADT A153Medium/Heavy Engine Lab3
ADT A155Heavy Duty Brake Systems4
ADT A156Heavy Duty Maintenance Inspection6
ADT A195Automotive Practicum I3
ADT A225Auto Heating and A/C3
ADT A227Auto Electrical III3
ADT A266Heavy Duty Power Systems Lab4
ADT A267Heavy Duty Fuel Systems4
ADT A268Hydraulics and Pneumatics4
ADT A269Heavy Duty Drive Trains4

A total of 66 credits is required for the AAS degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills necessary for success in the heavy-duty diesel maintenance and repair industry.
  • Demonstrate academic proficiency necessary to pass national examinations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing occupationally related tasks in a professional setting.
  • Integrate knowledge from diverse areas to develop effective diagnostic and repair strategies involving complex systems.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills necessary for success in the workplace.