Construction Equipment Systems Technology
- AAS - Associate in Applied Science
About The Program
This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the field maintenance and repair of construction equipment, and in the general maintenance and overhaul of such equipment. It includes instruction in inspection, maintenance and repair of tracks, wheels, brakes, operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry and engines.
Coursework may include transportation systems theory, braking system, climate control, design parameters, drivetrains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.
Work-Based Learning opportunities are available.
Heavy Equipment and Transport Technologies, Agricultural Systems Technology, Construction Systems Technology and Heavy Equipment Operation, Management and Service are limited-enrollment programs that have unique admission requirements, policies, procedures, schedules and deadlines that are subject to change. Anyone interested in applying for these programs should complete the entire application process, including placement testing and review with an academic advisor. The advisor will go over essential information and give you a Limited-Enrollment Student Checklist, which outlines and directs you to the next steps for limited-enrollment programs. When meeting with your program advisors, be sure to bring the checklist with you.
Interested applicants also should email Paige Kearns at [email protected].
Students can enter programs in the Fall or Spring semester, as follows:
- Complete the Wake Tech application online and follow all instructions, including requesting your high school and (if applicable) college transcripts and indicating the code or codes for your major on the application.
- Schedule to take placement tests (see if you are exempt).
- Meet with an advisor to review your placement test scores.
- Meet with the HEATT department head to verify program codes and selected pathway.
- Find out your start date. If the program you choose is full, the department head can recommend general education courses that can be taken until an opening occurs.