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Heavy-Duty Truck Technician
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CWI Heavy-Duty Truck Technician Program
Program Exploration Event
Interested in a career as a Heavy Duty Truck Technician? Join us on April 5, 2023, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center in room 147 to:
- Learn more about this program, and meet the faculty.
- Meet industry leaders, and hear about career opportunities.
- Understand how education in this career field benefits you.
- Get tips on how to prepare for a successful start.
- Take a tour of the lab space and technology.
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.
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.
Sign up to receive information about upcoming program orientation dates. Program Orientation Dates
If you have questions about the program, please contact Alex Beal at email@example.com.
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
- 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
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Heavy Duty Truck Technician - Associate of Applied Science Degree
Heavy Duty Truck Technician - Advanced Technical Certificate
Heavy Duty Truck Technician - Intermediate Technical Certificate
Important Dates for Credit Programs
|Summer 2023||Fall 2023||Spring 2024|
|Priority Registration Begins1||N/A||Apr 10||Nov 13 (2023)|
|Open Registration Begins||Feb 27||Apr 17||Nov 20 (2023)|
|Financial Aid Priority Deadline||May 13||Jul 29||Dec 16 (2023)|
|Admission Deadline2||May 27||Aug 12||Jan 6|
|Last Day to Register for Classes||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Tuition and Fees Due||Jun 2||Aug 18||Jan 12|
|Classes Begin3||Jun 5||Aug 21||Jan 16|
|1 Priority registration is limited to continuing students. Students are assigned a registration time based on their cumulative credits earned. Students should check myCWI and their CWI email to learn their assigned registration time. Students may register online anytime on or after their assigned registration time.|
|2 The admission deadline for international students is earlier than the deadline for non-international students and is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Academic Calendar for the international student admission deadlines for the fall and spring semesters.|
|3 Classes in shorter sessions (including 4-, 5-, and 8-week sessions) may begin before or after this date. Please refer to the Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Section Dates (located beneath each semester) of the Academic Calendar for more information.|
Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes
- Mechanical aptitude
- Manual dexterity
- Math and spatial skills
- Ability to lift heavy objects
- Good physical condition
- Reading and communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Troubleshooting skills
- Enjoyment of mechanical work
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI offers advising assistance to help in deciding which courses you need to take to reach your education and career goals. Visit Advising or contact One Stop Student Services for more information.
If you have questions about any of this information, please contact One Stop Student Services or your advisor.
Financial Aid Available
Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
This program will train you to repair and maintain diesel powered equipment such as trucks, buses, farm equipment, stationary engines, and components.
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Are you interested in learning more about careers and programs to help you get the job you want? If so, plan to attend one of College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Program Exploration Events!
"Because of CWI, I am in a position to give back to my community and be a role model to those around me."
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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.
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