• About the Program:

    A student in the Heavy Equipment Repair program will be introduced to maintenance and repair of gasoline or diesel powered machinery. Extensive study of computerized components, transmissions, drivelines, electrical/electronic systems, brakes, braking systems, differentials, hydraulics, steering, diesel engines, and gasoline engines is included in the curriculum. Lecture, guided hands-on experiences, job shadowing, internships, cooperative education, scholarship opportunities, apprenticeships, and job placements are the foundations of this class.
     

    Skills:

    • Diesel Engines
    • Electronic Engine Controls
    • Gas Engines
    • Clutches
    • Transmissions
    • Drive Lines
    • Brakes
    • ABS/ATC
    • Hydraulics
    • Electrical Systems
    • Differentials
    • Steering
    • Preventive Maintenance

     

    Recommended High School Courses:

    • English/Communications
    • Mathematics-Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    • Computer Basics
    • Applied Sciences, Physics
    • Industrial Arts

     

    Certifications:

     

    EPA Refrigerant Recovery (auto a/c)

    Forklift Operator

    Basic Commerical Truck Tire

    Service

    SP/2 Safety Training

    Pennsylvania State Inspection

    • Category I
    • Category III 

    Articulation Agreements:

    Pennsylvania College of Technology
     

    The Heavy Equipment program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary school(A Pennsylvania State University affiliate school)Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.