Heavy Duty Truck Technician

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CWI Heavy-Duty Truck Technician Program

By working closely with industry leaders, reacting to their expectations, and implementing constant process improvement, CWI offers a direct path to multiple career opportunities in the industry. Rocky Church, Instructor

Are you interested in big trucks and mega engines? Are you looking to start a career with the potential for excellent pay and great job opportunities? Then look no further than CWI’s Heavy Duty Truck Technician program. At CWI, you will receive training with the latest technologies found in semi tractor-trailer trucks, enhancing your understanding of the power that makes them go.

New Students

In addition to the New Student Orientation, you participate in as part of the college application process, you must attend a program orientation prior to registering for the Heavy Duty Truck Technician courses.

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If you have questions about the program, please contact Alex Beal at alexbeal@cwi.edu.

Mission

Offer students a high level of technical understanding and interpersonal skills to support industry requirements for entry-level placement in the heavy-duty truck technician job market.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Diesel theory
  • Care and use of tools
  • Principles and repair of the internal combustion engine
  • Fuel systems
  • Lubrication systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Hydraulic, air, and engine brake systems
  • Transmissions
  • Differentials
  • Drive lines
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Understanding service parts/manuals
  • Shop safety and shop maintenance
  • Communication skills and occupational relations

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News and Blogs

"Because of CWI, I am in a position to give back to my community and be a role model to those around me."

Joshua Oquendo, a Heavy Duty Truck Technician student, received a $1,250 national scholarship. 

Ten Career Technical Education students, nominated by their instructors, selected to receive $1,000 scholarships.

FedEx Freight donates a Kenworth semi-truck to CWI’s Heavy Duty Truck Technician program.

Career and Technical Education students nominated by instructors as Emerging Professionals for 2018/19 academic year.

CWI swept away the competition with 37 medals at this year's SkillsUSA State Conference.