The Heavy Diesel Construction – Case Construction Emphasis AST Degree Program encompasses hands-on training courses in heavy diesel construction. These courses provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in some of the most in-demand, well paid, and satisfying technical career opportunities available today.
Heavy Diesel Construction – Case Construction Emphasis students will work hands-on from a basic knowledge of tooling and hardware through detailed diagnostic trouble shooting of engines and equipment. The students will be required to complete theory classes then move into the shop to put what they learned into real world situations. Along with the basic curriculum, the students will be introduced to live projects on a day to day basis while maintaining the fleet of school-owned equipment.
CPI has partnered with Case Construction Equipment to offer students training on today’s technology. This partnership ensures CPI will always have the current technology available to use as training aids on the newest equipment industry has to offer. In the Case Construction emphasis, students learn how to accurately diagnose faults specifically on Case Construction Equipment and Case New Holland Industrial (CNHi) Technology. Students will graduate with experience working with the Case local dealership network – Groff Tractor – as well as comprehension on full spectrum operations. This program is designed to prepare and place trained graduates in a rewarding career in the heavy construction industry.
Submit your application and enrollment agreement to the Adult Education office.
Your completed enrollment agreement and application should be submitted to the Adult Education office with the $155 fee, prior to starting the following steps.
Submit High School Transcript, Diploma, or GED to Adult Education Office. CPI required verification of high school graduation. Please submit one of the following to the adult education office; high school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED. Questions about this requirement please call the Adult Ed office at 814-359-2793 ext. 207.
Meet with a Financial Aid representative. If you are utilizing federal student aid to pay your tuition, the website for filing your FAFSA is https://studentloans.gov. CPI’s school code is: 015445. For assistance with financial aid (student loans and grants), please contact CPI’s Financial Aid Office at (814) 359-2793 x 252 : Jan Pepperday, or (814) 359-2793 x 262 : Ron Benton.
Take the Accuplacer exam. Accuplacer is used to measure your readiness for the program and allows us to recommend any remedial work prior to your start. This exam consists of two parts; arithmetic and reading comprehension. On average, the exam takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. The exam is not timed and you are allotted ample time to complete. The document attached to this email provides numerous websites that offer exercises / practice exams for you to prepare. Arrange to take the Accuplacer exam at CPI by contacting Adult Education 814-359-2793 ext. 207
Order textbooks. Contact your Program Coordinator for a list of the textbooks. They can be purchased new or used. Renting is available on some websites, just be sure the rental is for the entire length of time you will need to utilize that textbook. Some texts are used all year.
PSS-101 Pathways to Success Seminar 1.0 cr 15 hrs
HDC-121 Workplace Safety 2.0 cr 24 hrs
HDC-122 Tooling, Hardware, and Fabrication 1.0 cr 30 hrs
HDC-141 Basic Diesel Engines 4.0 cr 72 hrs
HDC-142 Power Train Systems 4.0 cr 72 hrs
PHY-155 General Physics 4.0 cr 48 hrs
FIRST TERM TOTAL QUARTER 16.0 CREDITS / 261 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-143 Air Conditioning Systems 3.0 cr 54 hrs
HDC-144 Steering, Alignment, and Suspension 3.0 cr 54 hrs
HDC-160 Heavy Equipment Maintenance 3.0 cr 54 hrs
EEI-134 Industrial Safety 3.0 cr 30 hrs
MTH-131 Technical Mathematics 4.0 cr 48 hrs
SECOND TERM TOTAL QUARTER 16.0 CREDITS / 240 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-156 Brake Systems 3.0 cr 54 hrs
HDC-155 Electrical Systems 3.0 cr 54 hrs
CDL-131 Basic Commercial Driving 1 4.0 cr 48 hrs
HDC-231 Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics 1.0 cr 24 hrs
HDC-232 Hydraulic Systems 3.0 cr 54 hrs
THIRD TERM TOTAL QUARTER 14.0 CREDITS / 234 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-195 Externship 8.0 cr 240 hrs
FOURTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 8.0 CREDITS / 240 CLOCK HOURS
FIRST YEAR TOTAL QUARTER 54.0 CREDITS/975.0 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-221 Case Power Systems 3.0 cr 60 hrs
HDC-222 Case Electronics and Electronic Systems 3.0 cr 60 hrs
CDL-141 Basic Commercial Driving 2 3.0 cr 109 hrs
COM-121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3.0 cr 36 hrs
CSA-120 Computer Software Applications: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Presentations 2.0 cr 48 hrs
FIFTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 14.0 CREDITS / 313 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-271 Case Equipment 1: Excavator and Skid Steer 3.0 cr 60 hrs
HDC-272 Case Equipment 2: Compact Wheel Loader and Backhoe Loader 3.0 cr 60 hrs
SOC-151 Customer Service 3.0 cr 42 hrs
COM-130 Technical Writing 3.0 cr 36 hrs
SIXTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 12.0 CREDITS / 198 CLOCK HOURS
HDC-273 Case Equipment 3: Wheel Loader 3.0 cr 60 hrs
HDC-274 Case Equipment 4: Bulldozer and Road Grader 3.0 cr 60 hrs
HDC-275 Case Equipment 5: Compaction Rollers 3.0 cr 60 hrs
SOC-233 Introduction to Leadership 4.0 cr 48 hrs
SOC-221 Professionalism and Employment Readiness 2.0 cr 24 hrs
SEVENTH TERM TOTAL QUARTER 15.0 CREDITS / 252 CLOCK HOURS
TOTAL QUARTER 41.0 CREDITS/763.0 CLOCK HOURS SECOND YEAR
TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER 95.0 CREDITS/1738.0 CLOCK HOURS