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Medium and Heavy Truck Technology

Category: Transportation

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Program Description

Training in Hennepin Technical College’s Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program gives you a head start on a career as a technician in the trucking industry.

That’s because you divide your learning time between college courses in the classroom and skill development through paid internships at truck repair companies.

You will learn about electrical and electronic systems, steering and suspension, air and hydraulic ABS brake systems and vehicle maintenance. Plus, you will perform diesel engine troubleshooting, overhaul procedures and tune-ups on both mechanical and electronic engines. Then add in clutch, transmission, and drive axle diagnosis, repair and overhaul along with preventive maintenance procedures.

It’s a blend of classroom theory, shop demonstrations, and hands-on skill development that prepares you for success on the job.

Program Information

Multi-term Registration Available!

Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall
Campus: Brooklyn Park

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If you’re ready to Get Started, you can begin the admissions process now. If you have questions, contact Enrollment Services for helpful information.


Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED).

Internship Requirement

Students must be eligible to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and be able to pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical, drug screening, and background check as a condition of employment for the internship portion of the program which begins during the first semester.

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