Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

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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

Heavy-Duty Truck Technician Program New Student Orientation - Fall 2016

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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

The purpose of SkillsUSA is to unite in a common bond without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, or national origin. Students enrolled in class with vocational trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations objectives. We also assist... more

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

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Advanced Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

ATC

16

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Intermediate Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician

ITC

12

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Basic Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician 1

BTC

9

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Basic Technical Certificate in Heavy-Duty Truck Technician 2

BTC

9

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Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Registration Open April 11 April 11 November 14
Financial Aid Priority Date May 16 July 11 December 5
Admission Deadline May 20 August 5 December 30
Last Day to Register June 3 August 19 January 13
Tuition and Fees Due June 3 August 19 January 13
Classes Begin June 6* August 22* January 17*
*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

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, 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

News and Blogs

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:00am
In honor of former CWI Trustee S. Hatch Barrett, the CWI Foundation and the Barrett Family have established a scholarship fund.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 4:15pm
A group of CWI students and recent graduates also won medals in a school record five events.
CWI Alumni and Scholarship Recipient Steve Silva, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:30pm
For CWI alum Steve Silva, a chance encounter turned into a golden opportunity when he decided to get involved with SkillsUSA.
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.

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