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Heavy Equipment Mechanic's Apprenticeship Certificate
Semester Hours:  30
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: Students must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor.
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Heavy Equipment Mechanic's Apprenticeship training is sponsored by the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors for repair and maintenance of heavy equipment to journeyman standards. Students must be sponsored by an AGC contractor to enroll in this program.

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Recommended Proficiencies: Entry level proficiencies defined by the sponsoring contractor.

Course Requirements
Core Requirements (30)
AGC 112 Introduction to Mechanical Technology (.5)
AGC 113 Introduction to Mechanical Technology Lab (1)
AGC 114 Equipment Preventative Maintenance (.5)
AGC 115 Equipment Preventative Maintenance Lab (.5)
AGC 116 Mobile Air Conditioning (1)
AGC 117 Mobile Air Conditioning Lab (1.5)
AGC 126 Electrical and Electronic Systems (1)
AGC 127 Electrical and Electronic Systems Lab (1.5)
AGC 128 Hydraulic Systems (1)
AGC 129 Hydraulic Systems Lab (1.5)
AGC 136 Chassis and Drive Systems (1)
AGC 137 Chassis and Drive Systems Lab (1.5)
AGC 138 Brakes, Suspension, Steering Systems (1)
AGC 139 Brakes, Suspension, Steering Systems Lab (1.5)
AGC 248 Diesel Engines I (2)
AGC 249 Diesel Engines I Lab (3)
AGC 258 Diesel Engines II (2)
AGC 259 Diesel Engines II Lab (3)
AGC 268 System Diagnostics and Reconditioning (2)
AGC 269 System Diagnostics and Reconditioning Lab (3)

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must complete one-third of the Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Safely repair and maintain heavy equipment to industry standards.
2. (Application Level) Select and use diagnostic and repair tools specified in technical manuals.
3. (Analysis Level) Properly diagnose machinery and engine failure.
4. (Synthesis Level) Repair all major heavy equipment systems and sub systems.
Standards for Program
1. Meet proficiencies as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology, effective 2011.
2. Use service manuals to identify manufacturerÂ’'s acceptable equipment standards.
3. Satisfactorily complete lab repair and maintenance to meet the manufacturerÂ’'s written specifications.
4. Receive an acceptable rating on the course performance standard check sheet (approved by the AGC Mechanics Training Committee).
5. Submit signed and verified work logs.