MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK DIESEL TECHNOLOGY
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.
The GCC Advantage
The advantage of earning a certificate from Guam Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia." Our instructors care about and want their students to succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life applications of the classroom concepts they are learning. Also, GCC's partnerships with businesses in Guam's automotive and trucking industries ensure that what is taught in the classroom corresponds with what these businesses need GCC graduates to know when they become employees.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Technology program, students will be able to:
- Seek employment as a Heavy/Medium Truck Technician, Fleet Mechanic, Heavy Marine Diesel Technician, Generator Repair, Heavy Equipment Repair or Parts Counter person.
- Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various heavy trucks and mobile equipment, including bulldozers, boats, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines.
Location: Building 500
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.