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CCP Pathway: Fleet Maintenance Technician

The Fleet Maintenance Technician program will provide hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy-duty trucks. The program curriculum incorporates lecture and lab activities correlated around competencies in maintenance and inspection of heavy-duty diesel engines, technical, operational, and diagnostic skills of diesel electrical systems, power train units, brakes, and electrical.

Program Location

Classes are held at 126 Industrial Drive, Burgaw NC 28425. Delivery mode is subject to change.

The Career Technical Education/Workforce Development Pathway (CTE/WCEP)

Tuition free course hours that lead to technician education certificate, state, or industry-recognized credential aligned with a high school career cluster. Students are responsible for the following CFCC fees:

  • Parking & Security- $5.00
  • Technology Fee – $5.00
  • OSHA 10 card/certificate (Students must be 18 yrs or older-cash only) – $5.00
  • Forklift Certification (Students must be 18 yrs or older-cash only) – $8.00

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have a weighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses or your principal’s approval
  • If GPA is lower than 2.8, a written recommendation from the principal and assessment testing is required
  • For details on eligibility and admissions requirements, please speak to your high school career counselor

Note: Please make sure that you consult the CCP representative at your high school to make sure you meet all the requirements for admission to the CCP program. All classes will be held on the CFCC Burgaw Campus. Transportation will NOT be provided at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Tammie Parris by email at tparris@cfcc.edu or phone at 910-362-7909 .

Application Process* for Public High School Students

*Home School & Private School Students, please contact a Workforce Development Coordinator at tparris@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7909 .

Next Steps

Once you have complete your application process (see above*), please contact tparris@cfcc.edu to express your intent to enroll in the CTE/WCEP Fleet Maintenance Technician Pathway.

Registration Documentation Requirements

Once you have emailed, tparris@cfcc.edu to express intent to enroll in the CTE/WCEP Fleet Maintenance Technician Pathway, you will receive an email with additional registration instructions. Below outlines the required documentation required to complete your registration.

  • CTE WCEP Acceptance Letter
  • Copy of current High School Transcript must be provided
  • Other documentation may be required
Eligibility for Continued Enrollment in CCP (CTE/WCEP Pathway)

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
  • Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway as defined by the pathway syllabus.
  • A student who doesn’t meet these criteria will be subject to the college’s policy for unsatisfactory progress.

For more information about this CCP Pathway application process, available programs, enrollment, and eligibility, please visit your High School Career Counselor.

Program Expectations and Goals
  • Courses must be taken in the order listed
  • Students are required to take one course at a time
  • Prerequisites must be followed
  • Successful completion of all courses is required to receive a certificate
Class Prerequisites Course Description
Diesel Safety & PM- DIE 3011A None This course covers workplace safety, safety data sheets, basic systems, terminology, and the proper use of tools related to the diesel industry and how to recognize potential safety risk. Topics include PM programs, services, schedules, and DOT inspection requirements for highway vehicles. 120 hours.
Diesel Engines I- DIE 3011B Safety/Preventative Maintenance This course introduces the theory, design, operating adjustments, and basic fundamentals of diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, inspection, component measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines. 120 hours.
Diesel Engines II- DIE 3011C Safety/Preventative Maintenance This course will continue with theory, design, operating adjustments, and fundamentals of diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, inspection, component measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines. 120 hours.
Diesel Electrical- DIE 3011D Safety/Preventative Maintenance This course focuses on basic fundamentals of diesel electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on the battery, starter, and alternator. Wiring schematics and basic troubleshooting will also be included. 120 hours.
Diesel Electronic Engines- DIE 3011E Safety/Preventative Maintenance and Diesel Electrical This course introduces the operation of electronic controlled diesel engines and power trains. Emphasis will be placed on the use of wiring schematics and manufacturers’ test procedures using manufacturers’ software. Topics include Component installation, operation, disassembly/assembly, manual transmissions, and differentials. 120 hours
Diesel Powertrains- DIE 3011F Safety/Preventative Maintenance and Diesel Electrical This course will continue with electronic diesel engines and powertrain components. Emphasis will be placed on clutches, transmissions, drivelines, and differentials. Topics include Component installation, operation, disassembly/assembly, of manual transmissions and differentials, driveline components, and working angles. 120 hours.

Required Class Materials, Supplies, Dress Code

Materials and Books
  • Diesel Technology, ISBN# 978-1-61960-832-0 (All classes) $146
  • TRN 110 Auto Systems Technology, ISBN# 978-1-269-11694-7 $34.05(Safety & PM)
  • TRN 120 Auto Systems Technology $34.05
  • Basic Transportation Electricity (Diesel Electrical) $30.83
Dress Code
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Shoes (Steel Toe/Composite Boots)
  • Short/Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants, No Tank Tops, Shorts, or Flip Flops
  • Bring one box of nitrile gloves
Additional Information and Resources
Accessing CFCC online
  • It is required to use your MyCFCC and CFCC email
  • Once class begins, all email communications will be via CFCC email
Directions for setting up your account
  • Go to https://cfcc.edu/
  • Click on “MyCFCC”
  • Click “First Time User”
  • Follow prompts provided
Accessing Blackboard
  • Go to https://cfcc.edu/
  • Click on “MyCFCC”
  • Log into “MYCFCC” (*account must be created, see above to create your account)
  • Click on “My Classes/Blackboard”

For assistance with user name, passwords, or setting up your MY CFCC, please contact the IT HelpDesk at 910-362-4357 or help@cfcc.edu

Program & Course Registration Information
COVID-19
  • Students and instructors must wear face coverings and exercise social distancing at all times.
  • Students who are not complying with COVID policies will be asked to leave class and will be referred to student services before allowed to return to class. Student Services: 910-362-7191
  • Students and Instructors who have tested positive or known-exposure can call the campus COVID hotline for direction on what to do: 910-362-7725
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