Heavy Vehicle and Diesel
About the Program
The Heavy Vehicle and Diesel program provides skilled and knowledgeable entry-level employees to heavy equipment industries all over Texas. The program provides hands-on training in diesel engine repair and preventative maintenance for commercial trucks, heavy and industrial equipment, buses, work trucks and passenger vehicles.
AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Occupational Skills Award
AREA OF STUDY: Public Safety, Transportation & Consumer Services
Degrees and Certificates
Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.View Degrees & Certificates by Program
The Heavy Vehicle and Diesel program provides skilled and knowledgeable entry-level employees to heavy equipment industries all over Texas. Employers actively seek HCC Heavy Vehicle & Truck Repair graduates to work as engine or maintenance specialists and field technicians.
With the increased use of highly sophisticated pneumatic, hydraulic, and electronic systems on heavy equipment today, successful students find many opportunities for employment. Cooperative work opportunities within the industry allow students to experience different types of jobs before graduating. In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.
TSI testing is required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
There are 6,109 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 6.9% over the next four years.
The estimated annual job openings is 263 jobs a year.
Median Wages - $19.63 hourly, $41,000 annually
Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.
Diesel Preventative Maintenance, O.S.A.
Heavy Vehicle, Diesel, and Industrial Technology, C1