Heavy Equipment Technology
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY - CLHS (pending OCTE approval)
Meets Math Related one (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Grades 11-12 2 Year Commitment
The Heavy Equipment Technology I course will provide students classroom and hands on experience in the safe operation, maintenance and repair of industrial construction and farm equipment. Skills learned will include: diesel engine diagnosis and repair; basic electricity and electronics; fundamentals of hydraulics, including tearing down and assembling hydraulic components and cylinders; heavy equipment powertrains; disassembling and reassembling transmissions and axle assemblies; applying all course content to the latest technology from heavy equipment manufacturers. This course will be provided by AIS Construction Equipment Corporation, one of the premier heavy equipment sales and service dealers in Michigan and is meant to be followed by Heavy Equipment Technology II in the senior year.