Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology is a two-year program consisting of four 17-week semesters. Studies include fluid mechanics, petroleum chemistry, fuel and hydraulic systems, electricity, electronics, fleet maintenance, communications and leadership. The training is divided equally into theoretical and practical learning. Local industrial field trips will be taken.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average:
- 30 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 10 to 12 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Labs are fully equipped with mock-ups and training aids which students disassemble, inspect and reassemble.
Is This Program For You?
The applicant should have a genuine interest in mechanical systems and a desire to understand the underlying theoretical principles that govern machine operation and design. The work often involves analytical troubleshooting and problem solving. Those considering this program should be eager to accept the challenge of intricate problems and find gratification in finding a successful solution.At left, Industrial Heavy Equipment Technolgy student Mark Chomiszczak examines a Caterpillar electronic engine with instructor Colin Ruthven. The engine, one of 8 donated by Finning (Canada), is complete with a test module that helps students troubleshoot complex systems.