Heavy Equipment Technology


The Heavy Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, clutch and transmissions, hydraulics, drivelines and axles, frame and suspension systems, steering systems, brake systems, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students receive instruction in diagnosing trouble, system analysis, disassembly, replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The program mission is to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. By working on actual heavy equipment, students are well prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,817.60

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Heavy Equipment Technician Helper432Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant I864Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant II1296Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice1728Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician 2160Diploma

Campus Locations

TCAT Crump - Parsons Extension Campus
256 West 9th Street
Parsons, TN 38363


First Trimester: 
HET0001 Worker Characteristic
HET1010 Orientation
HET1020 Safety
HET1030 Technology Foundations
HET1040 General Shop Skills
HET1050 Preventative Maintenance
HET1060 Basic Diesel Theory
Second Trimester: 
HET0002 Worker Characteristic
HET2010 Diesel Engine Mechanical
Third Trimester: 
HET0003 Worker Characteristic
HET3010 Basic Electricity & Electronic
HET3020 Electronic Diesel Engine Control
Fourth Trimester: 
HET0004 Worker Characteristic
HET4031 Basic Hydraulics
HET4032 Advanced Hydraulics/Hudrostats
Fifth Trimester: 
HET0005 Worker Characteristic
HET5010 Heavy Equipment Powertrain
HET5020 Heating Ventalilation and Air Conditioning


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