Project Description

Heavy Diesel Construction

95 Quarter Credits / 1738 Clock Hours

Cost : $30,450.00 – Two-year cost ($15,225.00 annually)

Start Date : August 23, 2021

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 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.

Career Opportunities:

    • Heavy Equipment Service Technician
    • Field Service Representative
    • Service Manager
    • Service Writer
    • Part and Service Sales Representative
    • Groff Tractor and Equipment. Inc. Facility
    • Case Construction Equipment’s 1,225 dealerships in North America.

See Core Course Descriptions tab for a detailed credit, course, and hours breakdown of this Program.

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  • 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.

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First Term
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

Second Term
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

Third Term
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

Fourth Term
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


Fifth Term
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

Sixth Term
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

Seventh Term
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

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CDL-131 (4.0 Credits) – Basic Commercial Driving 1
This course teaches students requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and other regulatory agencies related to the operation of commercial equipment. Students will also learn and prepare for the PennD0T Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Permit (if applicable) and will learn basic operating techniques (shifting, backing, alley-docking, and serpentine turns) of commercial vehicles through off-road driving and simulation training.

CDL-141 (3.0 Credits) – Basic Commercial Driving 2
Students pick-up where CDL-131 ends and begin learning the fundamentals of on-road driving utilizing multiple configurations of equipment (example: tractor/trailer combination, flatbed operations, dump truck operations, and variable transmission systems). Students culminate their program by taking a PennD0T CDL exam (if applicable).

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. Additionally, Case Construction Equipment provides the latest industry equipment instructor training.

HDC-121 (2.0 Credits) – Workplace Safety
This course will instruct students how to work in a safe environment for themselves and fellow employees. It will cover shop safety practices including identifying safety materials (SDS sheets), fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, first-aid kits, electrical power shutdowns, lock-out/tag-out, and personal protection equipment.

HDC-122 (1.0 Credits) – Tooling, Hardware, and Fabrication
This course will instruct students on all tooling used in the Heavy Diesel Construction industry. It will start with basic hand tooling, air and electrical power tools, and shop tooling, and end with precision measuring tools. This course also provides students with instruction on many different types of hardware found in the industry. Students will be required to identify different styles, types, and grade classifications of hardware.  Additionally, this course is designed to teach students basic fabrication skills such as; basic GMAW and SMAW welding, basic oxyacetylene torch set up, and cutting, grinding and cutting with an electric grinder, along with additional safety on these types of equipment.

HDC-141 (4.0 Credits) – Basic Diesel Engines
This course will cover the basic diesel engine. Students will look at how it came to be, the advancements from a simple mechanical engine through all electronic controlled engines. The students will be required to disassemble, measure critical parts, and reassemble an engine to running condition.

HDC-142 (4.0 Credits) – Power Train Systems
This course will take a student through a complete heavy-duty truck system. It will start with clutches and follow the power flow to the tires. It will include transmissions., drive shafts, rear drive axles, hubs and wheel bearings, and wheels and tires.

HDC-143 (3.0 Credits) – Air Conditioning Systems
This course covers the basics of air conditioning systems from common fault areas to installation and repair. Students will have the opportunity to earn their Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 609 mobile refrigerant credential through this course.

HDC-144 (3.0 Credits) – Steering, Alignment, and Suspension
This course is designed to instruct students on complete steering systems on heavy duty trucks and wheeled heavy equipment. It will take the students through the system from the steering to the wheels and tires. This course also instructs the students on the different types of suspension systems used in heavy duty truck systems.  Students will identify types of suspensions and how they affect alignment and how to properly service them.

HDC-155 (3 0 Credits) – Electrical Systems
This course starts as a basic electricity theory and will move through lighting circuits, internal cab circuits, engine electronics, and multiplexing. Students will be required to build, diagnose, identify, and troubleshoot all types of circuits. This course also delves into deeper electrical and electronics components and issues related to electrical systems. Students learn multiple control circuits, usages of controller networking, and key concepts of troubleshooting.

HDC-156 (3.0 Credits) – Brake Systems
This course covers all brake systems used in the industry today. From light duty hydraulic braking systems to heavy duty air brakes, the students will identify and learn proper service techniques and adjustments.

HDC-160 (3.0 Credits) – Heavy Equipment Maintenance
This course is designed to teach students proper repair and service procedures on various types of heavy equipment. All of the subsystems will be tied together to make a machine function. Students will also be taught proper safety and troubleshooting techniques on different types of machines.

HDC-195 (8.0 Credits) – Groff Externship
Students will complete an externship at a Groff Tractor and Equipment, Inc. facility to experience real-world workplace situations including settings in the shop and on the road working with technicians, in the service areas focusing on customer interaction, as well as in the parts, sales, and rental departments. This valuable on-the-job experience is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills gained from course work in the Heavy Diesel Construction – Case Construction Emphasis Program.

HDC-221 (3.0 Credits) – Case Power Systems
This course will cover the major fuel components of Case engines along with the addition of Tier 4 emissions. Students will also revisit the basics of hydraulics through the online modules with Case New Holland (CNH) Web University.

HDC-222 (3.0 Credits) – Case Electrics and Electronic Systems
This course is designed as an introduction to electrical systems used on agriculture and construction equipment. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of the theory and basic principles of electrical systems. They will learn how to test basic electrical systems and the application of troubleshooting techniques. After covering the basic electrical the students will learn how to set up, maintain, and proficiently use the Case Electronic Service Tool (EST). This course will also include programming equipment with the EST.

HDC-231 (1.0 Credits) – Hydraulic Symbols and Schematics
The symbols and schematics course teaches students how to read and interpret diagnostic diagrams and hydraulic system and/or company technical manuals utilized for conducting troubleshooting and repairs.

HDC-232 (3 .0 Credits) – Hydraulic Systems
This course provides instruction on how hydraulics work and are used in the industry today. Various systems and subsystems are covered, as well as all the components related to hydraulics. This course works with different styles of pumps, valves, and actuators. Components are dismantled and reassembled to demonstrate how each component functions relative to each other.

HDC-271 (3.0 Credits) – Case Equipment 1: Excavator and Skid Steer
This course consists of introductory information regarding the Case New Holland and Kobelco line of compact excavators and shop training that addresses troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair of the hydraulic systems, electrical systems and power train on the Case New Holland (CNH) Compact Excavators. This course also consists of classroom and shop training that addresses troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of the hydraulic systems, electrical systems and power train on the Case Skid Steers. Emphasis will be placed on the ElectroHydraulic (EH) controls on the ‘Alpha / 200’ series machines and will apply to both Tier Ill and Tier IV units. This course will outline steps the technician will use to troubleshoot EH control units using the Electronic Service Tool (EST).

HDC-272 (3 .0 Credits) – Case Equipment 2: Compact Wheel Loader and Backhoe Loader
This course consists of classroom and shop training that addresses troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair of the hydraulic systems, electrical systems and power train on the New Holland Compact Wheel Loaders W50c and WBOC and the Case Compact Wheel Loaders 21F, 121F, 221F & 321F. This course also consists of classroom and shop training covering the theory, operation, troubleshooting and diagnosis of hydraulic, electrical, electronic, and power train systems used on the new Case N Series Tier 4B Final Loader Backhoe models.

HDC-273 (3.0 Credits) – Case Equipment 3: Wheel Loader
This course consists of classroom and shop training that addresses troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of the hydraulic, electrical and power train systems on the Case (521through 1121) ‘F’ series wheel loader models.

HDC-274 (3.0 Credits) – Case Equipment 4: Bulldozer and Road Grader
This course consists of classroom and shop training focused on system operation, diagnostics, and repair of the hydraulic, electrical, and the hydrostatic power train systems on Case Crawlers Dozer models: 750M, 850M, 1150M, 1650M, and 2050M. This course will also consist of classroom and shop training focused on familiarization of system operation. Diagnostics, and repair of the hydraulic system, electrical system, and power train on the Case Motor Grader models: 845B, 865B, and 885B.

HDC-275 (3 O Credits) – Case Equipment 5: Compaction Rollers
This course consists of classroom and shop training that addresses troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of the hydraulic systems, electrical systems, the closed loop hydrostatic drive system and power train on the Vibratory Compaction Single Drum Rollers, Double Drum Rollers, and the Pneumatic Tire Roller.

EEl-134 (3.0 Credits) – Industrial Safety
This course reviews basic workplace safety concepts and practices.  Focus is on the common causes of workplace accidents and the role of OSHA and other federal and state agencies in regulating safety.

 

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