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Heavy Duty Truck Technology

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Students learn all aspects of heavy duty truck repair and maintenance. The program focuses on large trucks, typically class 7 and 8. Areas of instruction include electrical and electronic systems, steering/alignment, foundation brakes, air brakes and anti-lock brake systems. Students perform diesel engine troubleshooting, overhauls and tune-ups on both mechanical and electronic engines. Clutch, transmission, drive axle repair and overhaul are taught along with welding instruction and preventive maintenance. Students will be given the opportunity to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) and become a State of Minnesota certified commercial vehicle inspector.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Bus and Truck Mechanics

  • Median wage: $21.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email: admissions@dctc.edu