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

Program Exploration Event

Interested in a career as a Heavy Duty Truck Technician?  Join us on Nov. 8, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center in room 147 to:

  • Learn first-hand about a future career from industry leaders
  • Understand the importance of education in this career field
  • Introduction to the program and what to expect from faculty
  • Tips on how to prepare for a successful start
  • Personal tour of program lab space and technology

REGISTER

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.

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 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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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!

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

2020-2021 Emerging Professional, Manuel Orozco

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

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