About the Program (CIP Code: 47.0613)

    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.


    • 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




    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • AYES Certificate/Automotive Youth Educational Systems
    • Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery/Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide
    • Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE)/Natl Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
    • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I/PA Department of Transportation
    • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat III/PA Department of Transportation
    • S/P2 Heavy Duty/S/P2
    • S/P2 Automotive Service Pollution Prevention/S/P2


    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • ASE Entry-Level Tests MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK
    • Brakes
    • Diesel Engines
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Suspension & Steering
    • Basic Commercial Truck Tire Service
    • Forklift Operator
    • S/P2 Soft Skills


    Articulation Agreements:

    • BC3 (Butler County Community College)
    • Ohio Technical College
    • PTC (Pittsburgh Technical College)
    • Rosedale Technical Institute

    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.