Apr 25, 2018  
Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog 
Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog

Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology Certificate

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Program Description

The Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program prepares graduates to work in the automotive field with special emphasis in diesel service. Graduates will be able to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various types of diesel engines, trucks, boats, and other heavy equipment. Students will obtain knowledge and skills in Medium/Heavy Truck in a variety of areas to include: diesel engines, drive trains, brake systems, suspension and steering, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, hydraulics, electrical/electronic systems, and preventive maintenance.

Students completing this program will have preparatory knowledge in the eight main areas of the Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology and will prepare them for entry-level, Assistant Technician positions. This program prepares graduates to pass the ASE National Certification Exams and enter the workforce as entry-level, Junior Technicians.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program, students will be able to:

  1. Seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Mechanic, Heavy Marine Diesel Technician, Generator Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counter person.
  2. Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various heavy trucks and mobile equipment, including bulldozers, boats, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines.

A. General Education Requirements

Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as well as demonstrate the minimum mathematical proficiency. Proficiency can be met through the following:

  • Test out of the English Placement Test, or Satisfactory completion of EN 096  or EN 097  


  • Test out of the Math Placement Test, or Satisfactory completion of MA 096  or MA 098  

Total General Education Requirements - 0

Total Technical Requirements - 36

Total Credits Required - 36

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