Heavy/Medium Duty Truck (HMDT) Courses

HMDT 021  4 Units  
Heavy-Duty Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial truck engines and fuel injection systems including general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 022  4 Units  
Heavy-Duty Truck Brakes  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck brake systems and components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems, anti-lock, and computer controlled braking systems used in today's modern heavy-duty trucks and busses.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 023  4 Units  
Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension and Steering  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck suspension and steering components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic steering and suspension systems.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 024  4 Units  
Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 021

This course is an advanced engine rebuilds class that covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of various heavy-duty truck engines. Topics include general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing of engine components and systems found in most engines from a variety of engine manufacturers. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 026  4 Units  
Computer Controlled Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 064 or AUTO 064

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of computer controlled truck engines. Topics include general troubleshooting and diagnostics using assorted electronic and computerized test equipment on operable computer controlled diesel engines.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 028  4 Units  
Heavy-Duty Truck Systems  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 064 or AUTO 064

This course covers theory and practical shop work in maintenance, air conditioning, Antilock Brake System (ABS), computers, and operations of the heavy-duty truck and bus systems. Course is designed to provide students the needed skills and knowledge to perform advanced level labor tasks in the heavy-duty truck and bus service industry.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 034  4 Units  
Diesel Alternative Fuels  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course provides theory and hands-on experience in the operation, service, inspection, and maintenance of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle systems. This course prepares students for the ASE Alternate Fuels Test (F-1).

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 035  2 Units  
Heavy-Duty Vehicle Automatic Transmissions  

Lecture: 27 contact hours
Lab: 27 contact hours

This course provides theory and hands-on experience with heavy- and medium-duty automatic transmission operation, construction, service and overhaul procedures.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 040  3 Units  
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) DMV Exam Preparation  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Corequisite: HMDT 041

This class trains student on the fundamentals of driving a Class 8 trucks. Successful completion of this course prepares students to take the written portion of the Commercial Driver's License Class A or B Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) exam. Topics include diversity and inclusion in trucking, required training on basic vehicle instruments and controls, basic operation of a vehicle, vehicle inspection, hours of service, handling cargo, fatigue awareness, vehicle maintenance and violations, and trip planning.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 041  1 Unit  
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training Lab  

Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HMDT 040

This class prepares students to take the DMV exam. Using a truck simulator, students receive training in truck and trailer backing, parking, docking, and road training needed to drive a Class 8 truck.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 042  2 Units  
Zero Emission Heavy Duty Truck  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

The Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Truck course is to provide students with training in servicing and maintaining battery-electric and hydrogen-fueled vehicles.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 064  4 Units  
Auto/Truck Electrical Systems  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course covers basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement of major electrical components of automobiles and trucks. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis of starting systems, charging systems, and electrical circuits such as lights and batteries. (This course is also offered as AUTO 064)

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 098  1-4 Units  
Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

HMDT 621  Noncredit  
Heavy-Duty Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial truck engines and fuel injection systems including general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.
HMDT 622  Noncredit  
Heavy-Duty Truck Brakes  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck brake systems and components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems, anti-lock, and computer controlled braking systems used in today's modern heavy-duty diesel trucks and busses.
HMDT 623  Noncredit  
Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension and Steering  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck suspension and steering components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic steering and suspension systems.
HMDT 624  Noncredit  
Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 621

This noncredit course is an advanced engine rebuilds class that covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of various heavy-duty truck engines. Topics include general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing of engine components and systems found in most engines from a variety of engine manufacturers. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.
HMDT 626  Noncredit  
Computer Controlled Truck Engines  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 664

This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of computer controlled truck engines. Topics include general troubleshooting and diagnostics using assorted electronic and computerized test equipment on operable computer controlled diesel engines.
HMDT 628  Noncredit  
Heavy-Duty Truck Systems  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: HMDT 664

This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in maintenance, air conditioning, Antilock Brake System (ABS), computers, and operations of the heavy-duty truck and bus systems. Course is designed to provide students the needed skills and knowledge to perform advanced level labor tasks in the heavy-duty truck and bus service industry.
HMDT 634  Noncredit  
Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Alternative Fuels  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course provides theory and hands-on experience in the operation, service, inspection, and maintenance of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle systems. This course prepares students for the ASE Alternate Fuels Test (F-1).
HMDT 635  Noncredit  
Heavy-Duty Vehicle Automatic Transmissions  

Lecture: 27 contact hours
Lab: 27 contact hours

This noncredit course provides theory and hands-on experience with heavy - and medium - duty automatic transmission operation, construction, service and overhaul procedures.
HMDT 664  Noncredit  
Auto/Truck Electrical Systems  

Lecture: 54 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This noncredit course covers basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement of major electrical components of automobiles and trucks. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis of starting systems, charging systems, and electrical circuits such as lights and batteries.