Heartland International Dealers Association Option– CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Heartland International Dealers Association Option– CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Medium/Heavy Truck Technology – Heartland International Dealers Association Option is designed to prepare skilled technicians to service International medium and heavy duty trucks.  This option contributes to the green economy by updating the curriculum each year as needed to introduce the latest technology used to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding emission and control systems.  The latest technology includes Post-2007 product, evolving powertrain systems, and dual-fueled engines, which significantly reduce the carbon footprint.

The option is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Enrollment in the Heartland International Dealers Association Option is limited and students are selected for this program on a competitive basis.  Contact the Office of Admissions for the specific application requirements and deadline.  In order to participate in the Heartland International Dealers Association Option, each student must be sponsored by a participating International dealer who provides four paid internship experiences.

Due to industry employment requirements, students are required to earn a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) before graduation.  The CDL training and licensing require students to:  1) maintain a driving record that is eligible for a Class A CDL, 2) obtain a complete, current, and valid Medical Examination Report and Certificate for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination, and 3) successfully pass drug screen(s).

It is a requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to remain sponsored in this option to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.500, Job Readiness Work Ethic Scores of 3.0 in all classes, and Attendance Percentages of 90% in all classes.  A student not meeting these requirements will be reviewed by his/her sponsoring dealer.

It is a graduation requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses; due to state licensing requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or better in the CDL classes.

Graduates of this option can expect to find employment in the service department of International truck dealerships.  They can also expect to earn competitive wages after reaching the level of a skilled technician.

Program Mission

The mission of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed as an International Truck service technician.

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Electrical knowledge and skills needed to repair and maintain International medium and heavy duty trucks.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot engines used in International trucks.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot drive train systems as they relate to International medium and heavy duty trucks.
  • Critical thinking skills used in troubleshooting.
  • Oral and written communication skills needed to succeed as an International service technician.

 

    CORE CURRICULUM

 

Credit Hours
INT 100 Introduction to MHT Industry and International 1
INT 110 International Engines I 3
INT 120 Pre-Delivery and Preventive Maintenance Inspection 3
INT 130 Internship I 3
INT 140 International Engines II 3
INT 150 International Electrical and Electronic Systems I 3
INT 160 Internship II 3
INT 170 International Electrical and Electronic Systems II 3
INT 180 International Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 3
INT 200 International Suspension and Steering Systems 3
INT 230 Internship III 3
INT 240 International Brake Systems 3
INT 250 International Drive Train Systems 3
INT 260 Internship IV 3
INT 275 International Electronic Composite Diagnostics 3
INT 280 International Truck Technology Capstone 3
    SUB-TOTAL 46
       
  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
General Education Requirements 19
   
May Not Include:  
ASC 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I 4
ASC 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II 4
NST 101 Network Fundamentals 3
  SUB-TOTAL 19
       
    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
HEO 151 Basic Commercial Driver License 1
HEO 152 Basic Commercial Driver License Lab 1
WLT 128 Basic Welding 3
    SUB-TOTAL 5
       
    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
    SUB-TOTAL 1
       
    It is a graduation requirement of the Heartland International Dealers Association Option for students to earn a grade of “C” or better in all “Core Curriculum” and “Program Requirements” courses; due to state licensing requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or better in the CDL classes.  
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL 71

 

 

INT 100  Introduction to MHT Industry and International.  This career cornerstone course is an introduction to the medium and heavy duty truck (MHT) industry as well as an orientation to International, a Navistar company. It includes an in-depth look at medium and heavy duty truck production and distribution, the design and manufacturing process, dealership structure and management principles, personnel policies and work procedures, customer relations, and the role of the International service technician. 1 credit hour.

 

INT 110  International Engines I.  Basic International Truck engine systems are the core components taught in this course.  Participants will learn and discuss related component operations and their specific functions pertaining to engine performance.  Activities will include engine rebuild, inspection, repair, and maintenance.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 120  Pre-Delivery and Preventive Maintenance Inspection.  A study of the procedures used to inspect all of the systems of International trucks prior to customer delivery as well as how to perform maintenance inspection and service.   3 credit hours.

 

INT 130  Internship I.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 140  International Engines II.  This course will concentrate on advanced International Truck engine systems including fuel systems with emphasis on diesel engine components and electronic engine control.  Instruction includes the use of the latest International-approved test equipment utilized in engine diagnostics.  The course also includes instruction on International Truck mechanical and electronic governor control systems.  Prerequisite:  INT 110 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 150  International Electrical and Electronic Systems I.  A study of the basic principles of magnetism and electricity, basic circuitry, and the use of test equipment from an International Truck perspective.  Electrical accessories, electronic controls, and computers are included. Included in this course are schematic and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) symbol reading.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 160  Internship II.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 170  International Electrical and Electronic Systems II.  This course is a continuation of instruction provided on the electrical and electronics found on International trucks.  Discussions pertaining to component and chassis computer systems including multiplexing will be included.  Laboratory exercises will include the use of test equipment to identify malfunctions, determine root cause, and correct the malfunction of electronic circuits.  Prerequisite:  INT 150 with a grade of “C” or better.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 180  International Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.  This course teaches heating and air conditioning systems used on International trucks.  Topics and practices will include environmental safety, refrigerant recycling, recharging systems, and climate control.  (Must pass the reclamation license test during the first week of class).  3 credit hours.

 

INT 200  International Suspension and Steering Systems.  This course provides a study of the various types of International Truck steering systems and the advantages of each. Operating principles, testing, and repair of power steering and alignment are discussed and practiced.  Theory and principles of wheel balancing are discussed.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 230  Internship III.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 240  International Brake Systems.  This course covers International Truck braking systems including diagnosis and troubleshooting of the air and hydraulic systems.  Adjustments, service, and repair of brake systems will be performed.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 250  International Drive Train Systems.  This course teaches International Truck drive train service, operation, and safety.  The principles and operation of coupling systems, automated and manual transmissions, drive shaft assemblies, axles, and other related drive train components are emphasized.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 260  Internship IV.  This sponsored internship at an International Truck service center or repair shop provides students with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled mentor or journeyman technician based on an internship agreement with the associated International dealer.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 275  International Electronic Composite Diagnostics.  In this course, students will be taught to diagnose the truck as a complete integrated system. Students will utilize diagnostic skills learned in prior courses and demonstrate how each electronic system relates to the entire multiplexed system. This advanced course prepares students to begin assisting with the complex diagnostic work required in the shop environment.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 280  International Truck Technology Capstone.  This course includes applied technology projects related to the most current advancements in International Truck technologies. It also includes the knowledge and application of processes and procedures utilized in proper field diagnosis and service operations.  3 credit hours.

 

INT 299  Special Topics in International Truck Service and Repair.  Special Topics in International Truck Service and Repair (INT) may include instruction on topics not covered in other INT courses.  Topics covered in other INT courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.