Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology will begin accepting new students for the fall 2022 semester. If you would like to learn more and be contacted when classes are available, please fill out our contact form below.

No cost training
for eligible students at MGCCC

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology is being offered at no-cost. MGCCC has been awarded a grant on behalf of Accelerate MS and the Mississippi Office of Workforce Development to provide scholarships for students in this program. Day and night course options are available. Classes begin October 18th.

About the Program

The Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology Program is an instructional program that provides students with competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. The program includes instruction in inspection, repair, and maintenance of engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, and other components.

The curriculum utilizes both the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 2014 Medium/Heavy Truck standards and the 2014 Standards for Construction Equipment Technology (AED). These documents serve as national standards for certification of medium/heavy truck and construction equipment technician programs.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Contact Us for More Information

You can also contact us for more information on the program at (228) 563-2236 or gcwr@mgccc.edu.

Apply to MGCCC

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
DET 1133 - Fundamentals of Equipment 3
DET 1364 - Diesel Systems I 4
DET 1613 - Preventive Maintenance and Service 3
DET 1223 - Electrical/Electronic Systems I 3
CEV 1415 - Equipment Operation I 5

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
DET 1813 - Air Conditioning and Heating Systems 3
DET 1263 - Electrical/Electronic Systems II 3
DET 1513 - Hydraulics I 3
DET 2623 - Advanced Brake Systems (Air) 3
DET 1373 - Diesel Systems II 3
CEV 1513 - Grade Work I 3

Total Credits: 36

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
DET 2523 - Heavy Equipment Power Trains 3
CEV 1426 - Equipment Operation II 6

Total Credits: 9

Total Clock Hours: 985

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3

Total Credits: 15/17

Note:

Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.