Medium and Heavy Truck Technology Proficiency Certificate I — Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair

An In-Demand Career path in an Essential Industry

Enter a truck maintenance and mechanics career quickly and affordably. If you like working with engines and automobiles but want to branch out from the traditional passenger vehicle servicing, consider entering the field of medium and heavy truck technology, where demand for new employees is high. 

This proficiency certificate teaches you the skills you need for an entry-level position servicing trucks and other diesel utilizing automotive technologies. Learn how to perform fundamental tasks like fluids and inspections, lubrication, preventive maintenance services, filter services, electric systems, and more.  Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to work with medium and heavy equipment platforms, such as trucks, buses, tractor-trailer systems, and off-road equipment.  

The credits earned in this program also link with Medium and Heavy Truck Technology Proficiency Certificate II - Truck Service Technology to help you work toward an A.A.S. in Medium and Heavy Truck Technology.  

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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics – est. salary $43,092*
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
– est. salary $47,486
Tire Builders
– est. salary $34,898
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
– est. salary $45,958

**EMSI Data, 2022; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Medium and Heavy Truck Technology I — Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
MHT 101 - Medium and Heavy Truck Maintenance Fundamentals / Intro to Medium and Heavy Truck Service Students must be at ENGL 098 reading level. 3 credits
MHT 112 - Medium and Heavy Truck Electricity MHT 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
MHT 114 - Medium and Heavy Truck Steering and Suspension  MHT 112, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits
MHT 120 - Medium and Heavy Truck Brake Systems MHT 112, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits
MHT 125 - Medium and Heavy Truck Hydraulic Systems MHT 112, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
MHT 180 - Medium and Heavy Truck Engine Service Must be FNMT 118 ready; MHT 101 and MHT 112, which may be taken concurrently 4 credits

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