Diesel⁄Heavy Equipment Certificate Program Summary:
The diesel and heavy equipment mechanics program offers the student training in the maintenance and repair of trucks, buses and heavy equipment. This one-year certificate program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students perform preventive maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustments from tune-ups to complete engine and equipment overhauls. Students work on large truck fuel, electrical and air systems, diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, crawler tractor undercarriages, steering and final drives.
The program is located in the newly-renovated Hutchison Institute of Technology on the corner of Geist and University Avenue. The center is equipped with a full-modernized shop boasting the latest tools and equipment, to ensure the education and training you receive is current with industry standards. Class size is limited, so students receive individual help and attention.
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S) in Apprenticeship Technology Program Summary:
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits
The A.A.S. degree in apprenticeship technologies provides career and technical training and supporting course work to prepare students for the rapidly changing global workplace. The program also helps Alaska industries by training workers who can meet increasing certification requirements which reflect complex business and industrial standards.
The apprenticeship technologies program is a 60-credit A.A.S. degree delivered collaboratively through UAA, UAF and UAS. The practical integration of general course work and training for vocational-technical trades specifically reflects the commitment of the university to high-quality instruction and public service. Individuals earning this degree must complete a formal apprenticeship program and hold journey-level status in trades or occupations (including occupational license or occupational certificate) recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training.
Students declaring a major in apprenticeship technologies must present documentation of acceptance into an apprenticeship program meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The appropriate College of Rural and Community Development campus will review the documentation and may recommend up to 38 credits of course work following completion of all courses listed below. Students are encouraged to begin the required courses while completing the apprenticeship program to expand the quality and breadth of the program. Students who complete this program may be eligible to enroll in the B.S. technology degree program at UAA or the B.T. degree program at UAF.