Students study a variety of vehicle systems in classes combining theory and laboratory exercises that prepare graduates to work on a variety of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program provides extensive hands-on training opportunities to ensure competency at program completion.
Students are required to purchase textbooks, tools and personal safety equipment. One must not be allergic to fuels, oils and chemicals used in industry. Most employers require a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Career opportunities exist in government, independent repair facilities and dealerships for all aspects of the industry including line technician, field service technician, service writer, service manager, warranty and parts and overhaul specialist. The national shortage of technicians in the diesel truck and heavy equipment fields ensures plentiful employment opportunities with excellent pay and benefits.
Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.