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Heavy-Duty Truck Technician


By working closely with industry leaders, reacting to their expectations, and implementing constant process improvement, CWI offers a direct path to multiple career opportunities in the industry.
Rocky Church, Program Chair

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The Heavy-Duty Truck Technician New Student Orientation for Fall 2016 (Mandatory prior to registration!) was held on Tuesday, April 5 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. An additional program orientation option may be offered depending upon registration. Please sign up below to receive notification if additional orientation options are offered. 

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Are you interested in big trucks and mega engines? Are you looking to start a career with the potential for excellent pay and great job opportunities? Then look no further than CWI’s Heavy-Duty Truck Technician program. At CWI, you will receive training with the latest technologies found in semi tractor-trailer trucks, enhancing your understanding of the power that makes them go.


Offer students a high level of technical understanding and interpersonal skills to support industry requirements for entry-level placement in the heavy-duty truck technician job market.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Diesel theory
  • Care and use of tools
  • Principles and repair of the internal combustion engine
  • Fuel systems
  • Lubrication systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Hydraulic, air, and engine brake systems
  • Transmissions
  • Differentials
  • Drive lines
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Understanding service parts/manuals
  • Shop safety and shop maintenance
  • Communication skills and occupational relations


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Gainful Employment

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at cwidaho.cc/ge

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician



Delivery Formats:

Advanced Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician



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Intermediate Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician



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Basic Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician 1



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Basic Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician 2



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Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016
Registration Open November 9 April 11 April 11
Financial Aid Priority Date November 23 May 16 July 11
Admission Deadline December 21 May 20 August 5
Last Day to Register January 8 June 3 August 19
Tuition and Fees Due January 8 June 3 August 19
Classes Begin January 11* June 6* August 22*
*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.

Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Math and spatial skills
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Good physical condition
  • Reading and communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Enjoyment of mechanical work


Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

This program will train you to repair and maintain diesel powered equipment such as trucks, buses, farm equipment, stationary engines, and components.


Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education

5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, ID 83687

News and Blogs

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:30am
Students from the CWI Heavy Duty Truck Technician program experienced a valuable field trip on March 9 to the East Boise Port of Entry.
Jeff Waters (left) and Jake Arkoosh (right)
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:00am
On May 6, the CWI Diesel Technology programs recognized two students who have been selected as recipients of $1,000 tools scholarships.
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:30am
CWI is celebrating an outstanding showing at the 2014 SkillsUSA State Conference where students earned 20 medals overall.
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