Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

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

Overview

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.

Mission

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

Clubs

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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

AAS

24

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Advanced Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

ATC

16

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

TC

12

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

PTC

9

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Advanced Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

APTC

9

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

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

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, available each semester, 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.
 

Locations

Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education

Directions


5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, ID 83687

Instructors

Program Department Chair

Instructors

Assistant Professor
208.562.2413