Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate of Achievement

The Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate Signifies that the student has developed the knowledge and skills required for an entry level career in heavy equipment repair. Training in this field prepares students for employment as an equipment repair technician in industries such as but not limited to: Agriculture, Industrial, Construction, Material Handling, and Mining.

Students earning this certificate will have be prepared to earn additional individual stackable job skills certificates.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate their ability to be part of a safe working environment and conditions as well as the appropriate use of PPE’s
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of diesel engine operation theory and the ability to identify all parts and components of a diesel engine
  • demonstrate proficiency in diagnosing failures in modern diesel engines, emissions systems, hydraulic systems and integrated equipment systems
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate repairs to the customer through written explanations.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 28

Required Core Courses

Course # Name Units
MCAG B3 Small Gas Engines 3.0
MCAG B4 Agriculture Safety 3.0
MCAG B10 Farm Power Operation 3.0
MCAG B11 Introduction to Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B12 Advanced Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B13 Hydraulics 3.0
MCAG B14 Heavy Equipment Systems 3.0
WELD B53A or B Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0
MCAG B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education/Internship 5.0

Recommended Sequence

Semester 1 (12 units)

Course # Name Units
MCAG B3 Small Gas Engines 3.0
MCAG B4 Agriculture Safety 3.0
MCAG B11 Introduction to Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B10 Farm Power Operation 3.0

Semester 2 (11 units)

Course # Name Units
MCAG B12 Advanced Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B13 Hydraulics 3.0
MCAG B14 Heavy Equipment Systems 3.0
WELD B53A or B Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0

Semester 3 (5 units)

Course # Name Units
MCAG B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education 5.0