The primary mission of the Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the truck and bus repair industry.
Toward this end, the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed in the truck and bus repair field; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; and provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.
Curriculum Framework (Rich Text Format document)
The Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Truck, Bus, and Diesel Mechanics in the Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Repair industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience. The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Repair occupations. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA and eligible students may be nominated by their teachers to join the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.
- Overview of Truck and Bus Maintenance
- Maintain and Repair Gas and Diesel Engines
- Maintain and Repair Electrical Systems
- Maintain and Repair Power Train Components
- Maintain and Repair Chassis Components
- ASE Preparation and Testing
- Employability Skills and Safety
Length of Program
The average length of the program is 1,800 hours, approximately 24 months, for adults if attending full time. Actual time in class is dependent upon enrollment status, whether you enroll as a full-time or part-time student, and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.
- Interview by guidance counselor.
- Assessment in reading, math and language.
- Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school.
- ID $25.00
- Application fee $15.00
- Material fee $150.00
- Tuition $4608.00
- Books $225.00
- Miscellaneous fees
- Coveralls $50.00
- Eye shield $3.00
- Goggles $4.00
- Work boots $75.00
- Approximate total $5155.00
This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school-year. Entrance is dependent upon space availability. Call (305) 557-1100 and speak to a counselor.
Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanic, Earth Moving Equipment Mechanic, Industrial Engine Mechanic.
O*NET lists the following occupations that the Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Mechanics program prepares students to enter:
49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics
49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics
49-9021.02 Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
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The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:
Tuition & Fees: $3870.00/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $26800/20 month program
Off campus, with family: Est. $15100/20 month program
Books and Supplies: $200/year
Other Cost: N/A