The AIS heavy equipment technical institute's technician Training program provides extensive hands-on training. experienced and certified faculty guide you as you learn what it takes to be a heavy construction equipment technician.

 Heavy Construction Equipment Technology(HCET) 1008 Hours

The AIS Heavy Equipment Technical Institute’s Heavy Construction Equipment Technology Program prepares individuals for a career as a diesel equipment or truck technician. Graduates of the program will learn how to diagnose and repair OFF-ROAD construction, farm and power generation equipment.

Introduction to the Heavy Equipment (HCET 100) Fall 2019 112 Hours: This first half of this course covers the use of hand, electric, air, and hydraulic tools; lifting, cleaning and testing equipment; accepted and safe working practices in the shop and field, along with machine inspection and operation. The second half of the course involves use current technology for communicating and resourcing, awareness of dealership goals and policies, basic business practices, and the functions of the service department and how it fits into the business structure.

Mobile Hydraulic Systems I (HCET 120) Fall 2019 - 112 Hours: This course covers the fundamentals of hydraulic principles, identification and operation of pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and accumulators; fluids, fluid transfer, and filtering; as well as maintenance procedures. Hydro-static systems and basic hydraulic schematic reading as well as basic diagnostics will also be taught.

Diesel Engines I (HCET 140) Fall 2019 - 112 Hours: This course covers the theory and operation, maintenance, and overhaul of modern diesel engines found in off-highway applications.

Mobile Electrical Systems I (HCET 110) Winter 2019 - 112 Hours: This course covers the fundamentals of direct current, Ohm’s law, digital meter use, and components found in mobile heavy equipment. The fundamentals of starting, charging, lighting, and accessory circuits will be taught, as well as basic schematic reading.

Mobile Hydraulics Systems II (HCET 220) Winter 2019 - 112 Hours: This course is designed to advance the technician from Mobile Hydraulic Systems I by covering component repair and replacement, advanced schematic reading, understanding and troubleshooting more intricate hydraulic systems, as well as further comprehension of fluid cleanliness.

Mobile Electrical Systems II (HCET 210) Spring 2020 - 112 Hours: This course is designed to advance the technician from Mobile Electrical Systems I by covering more advanced and intricate circuits and schematics, understanding the CAN bus, and diagnosing these systems using hand-held testing equipment, laptops connected to the machine, and on-board diagnostics.

Diesel Engines II (HCET 240) Spring 2020 - 112 Hours: This course expands the knowledge of the student to teach them about the fuel systems, both mechanical and electronic, after-treatment systems, component repair, and diagnostics of modern diesel engines found in off-highway applications.

Mobile Air Conditioning/Heating (HCET 150) Summer 2020 - 112 Hours: This course covers the fundamentals of heat and refrigerants; the operation, servicing, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing of mobile air conditioning systems using R-134 refrigerant. The operation, components, and servicing of heating systems will be taught, as well as pressurized cabs.

Off-highway Power Trains (HCET 130) Summer 2020 - 112 Hours: This course covers the theory and operation of power train components found in heavy equipment operations such as torque converters, power shift transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, and final drives. Hydraulic and pneumatic braking systems as well as under-carriage systems will be taught. Power flow diagrams, troubleshooting, and failure analysis will also be covered.

Individuals interested in finding out more about the AIS Tech Institute’s Heavy Construction Equipment Technology program should contact Ralph Hansen at 517-321-8000 or complete the request form below.