Medium and Heavy Truck Technology


Medium and Heavy Truck Technology (MHTT) is an A.A.S degree program that enables students to gain hands-on, practical knowledge and service of medium and heavy vehicle and equipment platforms, including trucks, buses, tractor-trailer systems, and off-road equipment. Courses are designed to prepare students to take the industry-recognized Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Medium/Heavy Truck Service certifications (T1-T8) exams. The courses are both aligned and in compliance with the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) to provide industry-certified quality of instruction and accreditation. MHTT courses are also part of two professional certificates offered at the College which provide a practical skillset and allow a student to gain quick entry into the industry.

The Medium and Heavy Truck Technology program is located at the Career and Advanced Technology Center (CATC).

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques to create a safe working environment with medium and heavy transportation vehicles, utilizing currently accepted industry standards.
  • Diagnose a variety of medium and heavy vehicle system functionality issues in accordance with currently accepted industry standards.
  • Articulate, describe and communicate knowledge of basic components as well as diagnose and service medium and heavy vehicles.
  • Communicate and interact effectively when working collaboratively to solve problems in a medium and heavy vehicle service environment.
  • Demonstrate proper and effective use of current technology and tools commonly used in the industry to service and repair medium and heavy vehicles.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students interested in medium and heavy truck fields may enroll in this curriculum. New students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the A.A.S. degree in Medium Heavy Truck Technology, a student must complete a minimum of 61 credits as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCreditsGen Ed Requirements

MHT 101 - Medium and Heavy Truck Maintenance Fundamentals/Intro to Medium and Heavy Truck Service

ENGL 098/099 or ENGL 084/094 placement3 credits 

MHT 112 - Medium and Heavy Truck Electricity

MHT 101, which may be taken concurrently3 credits 

ENGL 101 - English Composition I or
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)

 3 creditsWriting, Research, Info Lit 1

CIS 103 - Introduction to Information Technology

 3 creditsTechnological Competency

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors) or
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The Civil War and the 19th Century or
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century and Beyond or
HIST 103H - United States and Pennsylvania History: The 20th Century (Honors)  or
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning

 3 creditsCultural Analysis and Interpretation

Semester 2

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCreditsGen Ed Requirements
MHT 114 - Medium and Heavy Truck Steering and SuspensionMHT 112, which may be taken concurrently4 credits 
MHT 120 - Medium and Heavy Truck Brake SystemsMHT 112, which may be taken concurrently4 credits 
MHT 180 - Medium and Heavy Truck Engine ServiceFNMT 118 ready,
MHT 101 and
MHT 112, which may be taken concurrently
4 credits 
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication or
ART 111 - Three-Dimensional Design I
ENGL 115, ENGL 117, and ENGL 118: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently3 credits 
MHT 125 - Medium and Heavy Truck Hydraulic Systems 3 creditsOral Communication / Creative Expression

Semester 3

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCreditsGen Ed Requirements

CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Lab Based) or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
EASC 111H - Environmental Conservation (Honors) or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics or
STS 101 - Introduction to Science, Technology and Society

 3 or 4 creditsScientific Reasoning
MHT 212 - Medium and Heavy Truck Advanced Electricity 4 credits 
MHT 241 - Medium and Heavy Truck Drive Trains 4 credits 
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 creditsQuantitative Reasoning

Semester 4

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCreditsGen Ed Requirements

MHT 271 - Medium and Heavy Truck HVAC Cooling Systems

MHT 1123 credits 
MHT 280 - Medium and Heavy Truck Fuel Emissions SystemsFNMT 118, MHT 112 and MHT 1804 credits 
MHT 281 - Medium and Heavy Truck Hybrid and EV SystemsFNMT 118, MHT 212, and MHT 2414 credits 
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper or
ENGL 102H - The Research Paper (Honors)
ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or higher3 creditsWriting, Research, Info Lit 2

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request for Course Substitution of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

For More Information, Contact: The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414 or the College Information Center (267) 299-5874.