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.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
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.
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.