Heavy Equipment Maintenance Service Management - Nashville

HEM201AOS - Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Program

CIP Code: 47.0302
SOC Code: 49-3042

Day/Afternoon Programs

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Program Objective

This degree is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understand and hands-on application of industry standard heavy-duty and off-road equipment repair and service techniques. Students enrolled in this program will learn theory, functions, diagnostics, and repair of diesel engines and off-road equipment systems. Utilizing industry standard tools and equipment, students will diagnose and repair electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic, drive train, steering, and suspension systems on heavy-duty and off-road equipment. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should possess knowledge and versatility in the diesel engine and heavy-duty off-road equipment service and repair industry to qualify for entry-level positions in heavy-duty and construction equipment dealerships, fleet and equipment maintenance facilities as well as independent service and repair enterprises. The general education component will provide the student with the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to pursue other employment opportunities within the industry. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.


Course Description

The overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the student in curriculum focusing on academic, career, and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school that will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. The student will be introduced to automotive systems, industry certifications, and job opportunities. Students will learn essential skills for the vehicle technician including safety, equipment fundamentals, and the proper use of measurement tools such as dial indicators, micrometers, and calipers. The automotive content will be balanced by an emphasis on skills that will enable students to be successful in school and in life. These skills will include time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career planning, and critical thinking strategies.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with a detailed study of the modern internal combustion gasoline engine from the basic principles of design and operation to inspection, precision measurement, fitting, and reconditioning, including cooling systems, coolants, lubricating systems, and engine lubricants. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose various engine concerns through visual and auditory inspection. Students will learn how to disassemble, measure, troubleshoot, service, and reassemble a gasoline powered internal combustion engine.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of late model gasoline fuel systems from the properties of gasoline to the by-products of combustion, including fuel supply and air induction systems, related emissions controls, and the principles of turbocharging. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting, replacement, overhaul, and adjustment of fuel injection systems, including computer control models. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to use diagnostic scan tools to retrieve emission control trouble codes and determine necessary repairs. Students will learn how to diagnose no-start/no-fuel problems on hot and cold engines. Students will learn how to operate exhaust gas analysis equipment and determine necessary action.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with practical theory in basic and solid state circuitry, including body electrical systems, operation and service of automotive storage batteries, automobile charging systems, starting systems, and lighting systems. Students will evaluate components using both conventional and electronic diagnostic equipment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose basic electrical, charging, starting, and lighting circuits through the use of diagnostic equipment to include test lights, multimeters, and continuity testers.

Course Description

This course has been developed to provide the student with knowledge and skills needed to successfully diagnose and make needed repairs to automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on power-flow, operation, design, servicing equipment, troubleshooting, disassembly, inspection, replacement, assembly, testing, and adjustment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to perform necessary diagnostic tests using special equipment including scan tools to retrieve transmission/transaxle related trouble codes. Students will learn how to perform necessary service, repairs, and adjustments to automatic transmissions and transaxles.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with theory and application of automobile air conditioning and heating systems. Students will also be presented with the operation of various automobile accessories to include: power windows, door locks, and seats, and air bag operation and service. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose abnormal operation of air conditioning and heating systems, remove and replace air conditioning and heating system components, and evacuate and recharge automobile air conditioning systems.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service medium and heavy duty diesel engines. Instruction on the operating principles, construction, design variations, and applications of the diesel engines are emphasized. The student will learn how to perform a complete disassembly and assembly of the diesel engine, to include the cylinder head, block and timing gears, by using the instructions in the engine’s manufacturers service manual. They will also learn the proper methods of inspecting, identifying and naming the components to determine serviceability of the components prior to making a repair. This will include learning how to make all the necessary precision measurements required for diagnosing component failure prior to servicing and repair of the engine. The student will learn how to service, repair and diagnose the cooling and lubricating system of diesel engines. The student will learn the different types of coolants as well as additives and how to test for Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCA) to determine if additions to or replacement is needed. Students will learn how to perform coolant tests with different testing equipment. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service fuel systems found on diesel powered truck tractors. The student will learn how to perform maintenance, service and repair on diesel fuel systems such as the Common Rail System, Detroit Diesel Electronic Controls (DDEC), different Cummins Systems, and International HEUI systems. The student will learn how to perform tune-ups on diesel engines by following manufacturer’s service procedures and specifications. The student will learn how to identify the different exhaust compounds from a diesel engine and define the ones that are classified as pollutants. The student will learn about the various manufacturers’ exhaust aftertreatment systems. The student will learn how to perform an opacity smoke test and correlate the test results to engine performance and possible component failure. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge required to identify, service, and repair the different types of electrical and electronic circuits found on late model medium and heavy duty trucks. Operation, diagnosis, and service of the trucks computer systems will be emphasized. The student will learn to apply Ohm’s law to series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and how data is transmitted from the various engine, body, and electronic system sensors to onboard computers that control fuel management, driveability performance, and driver comfort systems. The student will learn how to diagnose and service electrical and electronic systems using wiring diagrams, manufacturer service manuals, and specialized diagnostic equipment. The student will learn how to properly identify, disassemble, repair as necessary, and assemble connectors and wiring on medium and heavy duty trucks. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.

Course Description

This course covers the basic operation of a hydraulic system to include the description, operation, safety precautions, and a logical approach to component and system diagnosis. The student will study Pascal’s Law and Bernoulli’s Principles of hydraulics as they relate to the repair industry. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned through hands-on application on live equipment.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to welding, safe operation of construction equipment, and equipment preventive maintenance. The student will learn the necessary safety precautions pertaining to cutting, welding, and general equipment operation. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate welding skills with MIG and ARC welders. Students will learn the proper methods of cutting utilizing oxyacetylene combination torches. Emphasis will be placed on maintenance tasks that technicians in the heavy equipment industry are required to perform. Students will demonstrate newly acquired skills while utilizing live equipment. Students will learn various OSHA requirements for proper personal and equipment operator safety.

Course Description

This course provides the student with the fundamentals of heavy equipment power train systems. Emphasis is on real world hands-on shop experience utilizing live heavy-duty equipment. Students will disassemble equipment including front-end loader differentials, planetary gear sets, and multiple countershaft Powershift transmission, mechanical transmissions, and clutch assemblies. Students will be required to remove, inspect, and replace mechanical transmissions and clutch assemblies. Students will learn to utilize service manuals and online SIS (Service Information Systems) during this course.

Course Description

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of heavy equipment systems. Emphasis is on real world hands-on shop experience utilizing live heavy-duty equipment. Students will disassemble different types of equipment including; front-end loader differential, backhoe suspension, brake systems, kingpin suspension systems, and foundation brakes. Students will also remove and install rubber and steel track systems. Students will gain knowledge in using service manuals and online SIS (Service Information Systems) during this course.

Course Description

This course presents students with techniques to develop their critical thinking skills. Topics include the six sequential steps of critical thinking, the importance of language, ambiguity, structure of arguments and creative problem solving. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate an improvement in their ability to apply critical thinking skills to real world situations.

Course Description

This course introduces human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

Course Description

This course is designed to be an exploration of how American government formed in its constitutional roots and how it continues to develop. Topics will include how government is organized, its influencing factors, and the development of public policy.

Course Description

This course focuses on algebraic concepts essential for success in the workplace and other courses. Using real world examples and applications, students practice fundamental operations with number systems, formulas, algebraic expressions and liner equations. This course also explores problems involving factoring, inequalities, exponents, radicals, linear equations, functions, quadratic equations and graphs. Skills for success in mathematics will be emphasized.

Course Description

Students develop written communication skills, with emphasis placed on the principles of effective communication which includes understanding the writing process, analysis of readings, as can be applied personally and professionally.




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