Kent Johnson, Department Chair
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One of our most popular programs, this specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training designed to prepare you to enter the dynamic field of heavy equipment maintenance and repair. You will receive a strong foundation on all types of vehicles during your freshman year, followed by a year of concentration on trucks, bulldozers, earthmovers, farm tractors, and other diesel-powered equipment during your senior year.
Alfred State heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the BBA program in two additional years; others may complete the BBA program in two-and-one-half years.
Employment and continuing education rate of 98 percent – 98 percent are employed.
Applicants for all programs in the Automotive Trades Department must meet the following physical requirements:
Students may take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in eight areas and the ADS TechCert test. Students are eligible for New York State inspection certification upon successful completion of their freshman year. In their senior year, students may take the test for certification in Basic Engine Theory through the Association of Diesel Specialists.
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|AUTO||1245||Trk Bsc Elctrns & Cmpnt Ovrhal||5|
|AUTO||1219||Truck Brake, Steer & Sus Sys||9|
|AUTO||1239||Trk Insp, Maint, AC, Clng/Htng||9|
|AUTO||2169||Truck Gasoline Engine Tune-up||9|
|AUTO||3609||Heavy Duty Drive Train||9|
|AUTO||3649||Diesel Engine Service||9|
|AUTO||3623||Air Brake Service||3|
|AUTO||4363||Heavy Duty Elec/Hydr Special||3|
|AUTO||4669||Diesel Fuel System Service||9|
|AUTO||2503||Prev Maint for Hvy Tk & Diesel||3|
Students successfully completing the heavy equipment, truck & diesel technician program receive first priority for space if they wish a third year (senior year) in automotive service technician. They may be admitted to autobody repair with the department chair’s approval.
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.