CURRICULUM GUIDE

Heavy Equipment Repair Tech
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 1055  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

A heavy equipment repair technician is responsible for the efficient, timely, and
proper repair on a variety of heavy-duty construction and road equipment. The
technician must be knowledgeable in repair of several systems used in heavy
equipment including diesel engines, fuel systems, powertrain, electronics, and
hydraulics. The technician must be able to diagnose problems, plan repairs
including required labor and parts, and then complete the repair. Repairs must
be completed with consideration to safety, MIOSHA, and environmental guidelines.
A repair technician must be able to work with a minimum of supervision as repairs
may be made off site. Attention to detail and a sense of responsibility are

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Transportation Technologies Department located at the LCC Aviation
Center, 3428 W. Hangar Drive, Lansing, MI 48906, telephone number (517) 267-5880.

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 48 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AUTO 100    Auto Service I                                                   3
AUTO 160    Auto Heat & Air Conditioning                                     3
HEOT 100    Equipment Introduction                                           5
HERT 100    Heavy Equipment Rebuild                                          6
HERT 101    Heavy Equipment Electronics                                      5
HERT 102    Equipment Hydraulics                                             6
HERT 103    Diesel Fuel System                                               4
HERT 104    Equipment Powertrain                                             5
HERT 105    Equipment Service Writing                                        4
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 16-20 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         13-16 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:                                                          3-4 Credits
HERT 210    Heavy Equip Internship                                           3
MGMT 150    Managing Customer Relations                                      3
WELD 101    Advanced ARC Welding                                             4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

1.    Students must obtain department approval from the Transportation
      Technologies Department prior to registering for HERT and HEOT courses.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

This program is presented in a lockstep format. It is therefore essential that
prospective students consult with a Transportation Technologies Department
advisor to plan their course sequence so that they may complete their education
and training in a timely manner.

I                 II                III               IV
AUTO 100          HERT 100          HERT 102          HERT 103
HEOT 100          HERT 101          HERT 104          Lim.Ch.
WRIT 124          WELD 100          HERT 105

AUTO 160