The Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair program provides skilled and knowledgeable entry-level employees to heavy equipment industries all over Texas. Employers actively seek HCC Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair graduates to work as engine or maintenance specialists and field technicians.

Degrees and Certificates

Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair - Certificate

Diesel Preventative Maintenance - Occupational Skills Award

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair program provides skilled and knowledgeable entry-level employees to heavy equipment industries all over Texas. Employers actively seek HCC Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair graduates to work as engine or maintenance specialists and field technicians.

With the increased use of highly sophisticated pneumatic, hydraulic, and electronic systems on heavy equipment today, successful students find many opportunities for employment. Cooperative work opportunities within the industry allow students to experience different types of jobs before graduating.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Program Outcomes

 

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in Heavy Vehicle brake and suspension service procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in Heavy Vehicle transmission service and related systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in Heavy Vehicle engine repair and replacement service procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in Heavy Vehicle electrical and electronic systems service and procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in Heavy Vehicle airconditioning service and repair.
  • Demonstrate professional work habits and technical skills necessary for success in the Heavy Vehicle repair industry

Employment

 

There are 6,109 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 6.9% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 263 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $19.63 hourly, $41,000 annually