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Medium/Heavy Truck Technology - Heartland International Dealers Association Option

47.0613
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)


The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Medium/Heavy Truck Technology – Heartland International Dealers Association Option is designed to prepare skilled technicians to service International medium and heavy duty trucks. This option contributes to the green economy by updating the curriculum each year to include the latest technology used to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding emission and control systems. The latest technology includes alternative fuels, hybrid powertrain systems, and dual-fueled engines, which significantly reduce the carbon footprint.

Enrollment in the Heartland International Dealers Association Option is limited and students are selected for this program on a competitive basis. Contact the Office of Admissions for the specific application requirements and deadline. In order to participate in the Heartland International Dealers Association Option, each student must be sponsored by a participating International dealer who provides four paid internship experiences.

Due to industry employment requirements, students are required to earn a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) before graduation. The CDL training and licensing require students to: 1) maintain a driving record that is eligible for a Class A CDL, 2) obtain a complete, current, and valid Medical Examination Report and Certificate for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination, and 3) successfully pass drug screen(s).

It is a requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to remain sponsored in this option to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.500, Job Readiness Work Ethic Scores of 3.0 in all classes, and Attendance Percentages of 90% in all classes. A student not meeting these requirements will be reviewed by his/her sponsoring dealer.

It is a graduation requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses; due to state licensing requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or better in the CDL classes.

Graduates of this option can expect to find employment in the service department of International truck dealerships. They can also expect to earn high wages after reaching the level of a skilled technician.

Program Mission
The mission of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed as an International truck service technician.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Electrical knowledge and skills needed to repair and maintain International medium and heavy duty trucks.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot International diesel engines.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot drive train systems as they relate to International medium and heavy duty trucks.
  • Critical thinking skills used in troubleshooting.
  • Oral and written communication skills needed to succeed as an International service technician.

Program Assessments

  • National Automotive Student Skills Assessment (NA3SA)
  • MoDOT Commercial’s Drivers License (CDL)
  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

INT
100
Introduction to MHT Industry and International
1
INT
110
International Engines I
3
INT
120
Pre-Delivery and Preventive Maintenance Inspection
3
INT
130
Internship I
3
INT
140
International Engines II
3
INT
150
International Electrical and Electronic Systems I
3
INT
160
Internship II
3
INT
170
International Electrical and Electronic Systems II
3
INT
180
International Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
3
INT
200
International Suspension and Steering Systems
3
INT
230
Internship III
3
INT
240
International Brake Systems
3
INT
250
International Drive Train Systems I
3
INT
260
Internship IV
3
INT
270
International Drive Train Systems II
3
INT
280
International Truck Technology Capstone
3
SUB-TOTAL
46
 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

19

SUB-TOTAL
19
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
HEO
151
Basic Commercial Driver License

1

HEO
152
Basic Commercial Driver License Lab
1
WLT
128
Basic Welding

3

SUB-TOTAL

5

GRADUATGION REQUIREMENT

COM

125

Job Search Strategies

1

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

1

It is a graduation requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses; due to state licensing requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or better in the CDL classes.
 
PROGRAM TOTAL

71

INT 100  Introduction to MHT Industry and International.  This career cornerstone course is an introduction to the medium and heavy duty truck (MHT) industry as well as an orientation to International, a Navistar company. It includes an in-depth look at medium and heavy duty truck production and distribution, the design and manufacturing process, dealership structure and management principles, personnel policies and work procedures, customer relations, and the role of the International service technician. 1 credit hour.

INT 110  International Engines I.  Basic International Truck engine systems are the core components taught in this course.  Participants will learn and discuss related component operations and their specific functions pertaining to engine performance.  Activities will include engine overhaul, inspection, repair, and maintenance.  3 credit hours.

INT 120  Pre-Delivery and Preventive Maintenance Inspection.  A study of the procedures used to inspect all of the systems of International trucks prior to customer delivery as well as how to perform maintenance inspection and service.   3 credit hours.

INT 130  Internship I.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

INT 140  International Engines II.  This course will concentrate on advanced International Truck engine systems including ignition starting, charging, and fuel with emphasis on multi-fuel components and electronic engine control.  Instruction includes the use of the latest computerized test equipment utilized in engine diagnostics.  The course also includes instruction on International Truck mechanical and electronic governor control systems.  Prerequisite:  INT 110 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

INT 150  International Electrical and Electronic Systems I.  A study of the basic principles of magnetism and electricity, basic circuitry, and the use of test equipment from an International Truck perspective.  Electrical accessories, electronic controls, and computers are included. Included in this course are schematic and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) symbol reading.  3 credit hours.

INT 160  Internship II.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

INT 170  International Electrical and Electronic Systems II.  This course is a continuation of electrical and electronics found on International trucks.  Included will be discussions pertaining to diesel computer systems and multiplexing.  Laboratory exercises will include the use of test equipment to identify malfunctions, determine causes, and correct the malfunction of electronic circuits.  Prerequisite:  INT 150 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

INT 180  International Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.  This course teaches heating and air conditioning systems used on International trucks.  Topics and practices will include environmental safety, refrigerant recycling, recharging systems, and climate control.  (Must pass the reclamation license test during the first week of class).  3 credit hours.

INT 200  International Suspension and Steering Systems.  A study of various types of International Truck steering systems and the advantages of each. Operating principles, testing, and repair of power steering and wheel balancing and alignment are discussed and practiced.  3 credit hours.

INT 230  Internship III.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

INT 240  International Brake Systems.  This course covers International Truck braking systems including diagnosis and troubleshooting of the air and hydraulic systems. Adjustments to service and repair brakes will be performed.  3 credit hours.

INT 250  International Drive Train Systems I.  This course teaches International Truck drive train service, operation, and safety.  The principles and operation of clutches and torque convertor coupling systems and standard transmission service and repair are emphasized.  3 credit hours.

INT 260  Internship IV.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

INT 270  International Drive Train Systems II.  This course teaches International Truck drive train service, operation, and safety.  The principles and operation of automatic transmissions and drive shaft assemblies are emphasized.  Heavy duty truck axle service and repair are also included.  Prerequisite:   INT 250 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

INT 280  International Truck Technology Capstone.  This course includes applied technology projects related to the most current advancements in International Truck technologies. It also includes the knowledge and application of processes and procedures utilized in proper field diagnosis and service operations.  3 credit hours.

INT 299  Special Topics in International Truck Service and Repair.  Special Topics in International Truck Service and Repair (INT) may include instruction on topics not covered in other INT courses.  Topics covered in other INT courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.






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