Scioto County Career Technical Center
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Medium/Heavy Truck Technology*
The 1,200 hour Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program at Scioto County Career Technical Center is is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Master accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and training necessary to become proficient in the assessment, maintenance, and repair of diesel trucks.
Students will learn diesel theory through classroom lectures, while gaining hands-on experience in the laboratory, as they diagnose, disassemble, test, repair, and reassemble diesel engines and their integrated system components using advanced diagnostic equipment, gauges, specialized instruments, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, and hand tools. Students will also learn about diesel engines, brakes, hydraulics, drive trains, diesel electronic systems, electrical systems, suspension and steering systems, HVAC, and preventive maintenance.
OSHA certification, EPA certification, and Commercial Driver License (CDL) training will also be given. Each student will develop effective communication and time management skills as they work both independently and together to complete each task in the time allotted.
The Medium/Heavy Truck Technology Classes
The state-developed curriculum of the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program focus on the following ASE certified classes:
- Preventive Maintenance
- Drive Train
- Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Diesel Engines
- Suspension and Steering
- OSHA 10 Hour Certification
- EPA 609 Certification
- CDL Licensure
Students are required to finish each class and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, the equivalent of a “C” grade, in order to graduate.
Graduation and Beyond
Graduates of the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program at Scioto County Career Technical Center will have unique employment opportunities with local companies such as Glockner’s, Expressway, CAT, Kenworth, and roughly 60 more aftermarket and independent service and repair shops in the area. Upon completing the course, students have the option of sitting for the CDL licensing test in order to be able to operate over-the-road trucks. Students who plan to pursue a career in the oil and gas industries will find the Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program at Scioto County Career Technical Center extremely helpful.
As the diesel industry continues to grow rapidly, job opportunities for qualified diesel mechanics is expected to increase 11% by the year 2020, as fast as average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The mean annual wage for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists working in the United States in 2014 was $45,160, while the mean salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists employed in the state of Ohio was $43,610 yearly and $20.97 hourly, just 3% lower than the national average.
The Undergraduate Certificate
Scioto County Career Technical Center offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Technology.
*Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and meets the standards set forth by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)