Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Highlighting: Mobile Equipment Technology

Heavy equipment might not be talked about a lot, but it's an essential part of our society.  Especially during long snowy winters, snow removal and safety equipment working properly is a necessity, particularly in northern New Hampshire.  With winter approaching, now is the perfect time to highlight the WMCC's accredited Mobile Equipment Technology program.

 From the WMCC catalog:
"The Associate in Science degree program in Mobile Equipment Technology prepares students to diagnose and service diesel powered trucks and equipment. Students will learn to use a systems approach to analyze and repair diesel engines, transmissions, brakes, hydraulics, related technologies and controlling systems. Extensive lab courses and a co-op experience are supported by rigorous coursework in physics, math, communications and social science. Shop safety, work habits, shop management and customer relations are also stressed.

Graduates of this program find employment at heavy truck and equipment dealerships, as well as forestry, agricultural and automotive dealerships whose lines include diesel-powered units. Students may also find employment in construction, forestry, trucking, skiing, marine service, power generation and other industries that use diesel-powered units.

There are four options in this program. The On-Highway option prepares students to work on heavy-duty on-highway trucks. The Off-Highway option prepares students to work on large earth moving, agricultural, or forestry equipment. The Parts and Service Management option prepares students to work as parts and service consultants, as parts or service managers, or in general service management positions. A One-Year Certificate option is also available."

Find more information by clicking on this link to the Mobile Equipment Technology page.  Or, contact Mobile Equipment faculty: Phil Slocum and Chuck Palmer.

And feel free to visit the library to check out our books and periodicals on this subject!

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