Construction Equipment Systems Technology
Construction Equipment Systems is a program under the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway to prepare individuals for employment as entry level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.
Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/ suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
The course work prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the field maintenance and repair of construction equipment, and in the general maintenance and overhaul of such equipment. Includes instruction in inspection, maintenance, and repair of tracks, wheels, brakes, operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry, engines and in techniques of welding and brazing.
Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses which repair construction equipment. Entry and advancement levels depend on the amount of training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.