Class Descriptions

Listing of all TRN & HET classes offered, refer to the Program Planning Guide or discuss with an advisor requirements for credentials.

TRN-110: Introduction to Transport Technology

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous materials, environmental regulations, hand tools, service information, basic concepts, vehicle systems, and common transportation industry terminology. Topics include familiarization with major vehicle systems, proper use of various hand and power tools, material safety data sheets, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate safety procedures, identify and use basic shop tools, and describe government regulations regarding transportation repair facilities.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-120: Basic Transportation Electricity

This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm's Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-120A: Basic Transportation Electrical Lab

This course provides a lab that allows students to enhance their understanding of electrical components and circuits used in the transportation industry. Topics include inspection, diagnosis, and repair of electrical components and circuits using appropriate service information for specific transportation systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and service electrical components and circuits used in transportation systems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take TRN-120; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-130: Intro to Sustainable Transportation

This course provides an overview of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Topics include composition and use of alternative fuels including compressed natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels, hybrid/electric, and vehicles using alternative fuels. Upon completion, students should be able to identify alternative fuel vehicles, explain how each alternative fuel delivery system operates, and perform minor repairs.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-140: Transportation Climate Control

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diagnosis and repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair vehicle climate control systems.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-140A: Transportation Climate Control Lab

This course provides experiences for enhancing student skills in the diagnosis and repair of transportation climate control systems. Emphasis is placed on reclaiming, recovery, recharging, leak detection, climate control components, diagnosis, air conditioning equipment, tools and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take TRN-140; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-170: Pc Skills for Transportation

This course introduces students to personal computer literacy and Internet literacy with an emphasis on the transportation service industry. Topics include service information systems, management systems, computer-based systems, and PC-based diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to access information pertaining to transportation technology and perform word processing.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-180: Basic Welding for Transportation

This course covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standard

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

TRN-180A: Basic Welding for Transportation Lab

This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills in welding and cutting procedures associated with the transportation industry. Emphasis is placed on safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification, welds/joints, techniques, inspection of welds/joints, cutting processes and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standards.

Course Prerequisites:
Take TRN-180; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-110: Diesel Engines

This course introduces theory, design, terminology, and operating adjustments for diesel engines. Emphasis is laced on safety, theory of operation, inspection, measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:9
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-114: Power Trains

This course introduces power transmission devices. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, research specifications, repair, and adjust power train components.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-115: Electronic Engines

This course introduces the principles of electronically controlled diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on testing and adjusting diesel engines in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, test, and calibrate electronically controlled diesel engines.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-125: Preventive Maintenance

This course introduces preventive maintenance practices used on medium and heavy duty vehicles and rolling assemblies. Topics include preventive maintenance schedules, services, DOT rules and regulations, and road ability. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule as directed by manufacturers.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-128: Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up

This course introduces tune-up and troubleshooting according to manufacturers' specifications. Topics include troubleshooting engine systems, tune-up procedures, and use and care of special test tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair engines and components using appropriate diagnostic equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-134: Diesel Fuel and Power System

This course introduces the principles of fuel injection and other power systems used in the heavy equipment industry including newer and cleaner technology. Emphasis is placed on test equipment, component functions, safety, and theories of older conventional and newer and cleaner Tier III and Tier IV fuel systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and service fuel systems and explain proper safety procedures on alternative fuel systems used in heavy equipment industry.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-217: Tractor Performance

This course covers procedures for attaining optimum performance of agricultural tractors. Emphasis is placed on problem solving using dynamometers, test procedures, and safety. Upon completion, student sshould be able to use test equipment to diagnose engines and drive components and adjust tractors to achieve optimum performance.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-231: Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems

This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Topics include air, hydraulic, and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair braking systems on medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-232: Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing brake systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in HET 231. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in HET 231.

Course Prerequisites:
Take HET-231; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

HET-233: Suspension and Steering

This course introduces the theory and principles of medium and heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Topics include wheel and tire problems, frame members, fifth wheel, bearings, and coupling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair suspension and steering components on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0