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.
Complete the following:
- Submit UAA Undergraduate Application for Admission for the Heavy-Duty Transportation and Equipment Associate of Applied Science.
- Document placement at the MATH A055 entry level or higher. For testing schedule, contact Advising and Testing at (907) 786-4500.
- Document placement at the ENGL A111 entry level or higher. For testing schedule, contact Advising and Testing at (907) 786-4500.
- Demonstrate welding competency using one of the following methods:
- A course in welding (see faculty advisor for approved courses).
- Documented work experience verifying welding competency as approved by the faculty advisor.
- Demonstrated competency in welding as approved by the faculty advisor.
- Demonstrate computer competency using one of the following methods:
- A course in computers (see faculty advisor for approved courses).
- Documented work experience verifying computer competency as approved by the faculty advisor.
- Demonstrated competency in computers as approved by the faculty advisor.
Students should consult the ADT faculty for assistance in curriculum planning toward the degree.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees (15 credits).
- Complete the Program Requirements below.
|ADT A121||Basic Electrical Systems||3|
|ADT A131||Auto Electrical II||3|
|ADT A151||Medium/Heavy Duty Engine Repair||3|
|ADT A152||Heavy Duty Suspension and Steering||4|
|ADT A153||Medium/Heavy Engine Lab||3|
|ADT A155||Heavy Duty Brake Systems||4|
|ADT A156||Heavy Duty Maintenance Inspection||6|
|ADT A195||Automotive Practicum I||3|
|ADT A225||Auto Heating and A/C||3|
|ADT A227||Auto Electrical III||3|
|ADT A266||Heavy Duty Power Systems Lab||4|
|ADT A267||Heavy Duty Fuel Systems||4|
|ADT A268||Hydraulics and Pneumatics||4|
|ADT A269||Heavy Duty Drive Trains||4|
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.