Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the basic construction and operation of heavy equipment powertrains. Topics include principles of gears, friction clutches, fluid couplers, anti-friction bearings, planetary gears, and differential gear sets. Students will learn the proper use of precision measuring tools and how to safely perform basic powertrain tests and minor repairs. This course is designed to be a companion course to HET 121, HET 122, HET 123 and HET 125, and it is required for the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician certificate. Students are encouraged to complete all five courses in order to obtain a firm foundation in heavy equipment technology.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921