The growing demand to transport products quickly by trucks has created an increasing need for skilled medium/heavy truck technicians. Students perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul on medium/heavy duty trucks and tractor/trailer vehicles. The Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level technician position in the trucking industry.
Students develop and practice their skills in a well-equipped shop and study challenging areas, such as truck computers, diesel engines, electrical systems, suspension, air-brakes, and power-train. Instruction is also given in related truck area studies such as welding, transport refrigeration, automatic transmissions, and truck body repair.
St. Cloud Technical and Community College's Medium Heavy Truck Technician Program is ASE Certified and graduates are prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence examinations. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) (renewal pending). The Transportation Studies Core also meets some of the requirements for graduation in the Automotive Service Technician Program.