Heavy Equipment Repairs

Heavy Equipment Repairs
Heavy Equipment Repairs

Automotive and Heavy Equipment Repairs

Recent developments in Motor Vehicle industry both light duty and heavy duty has posed a great challenge to Motor Vehicle engineers, technologists, technicians and artisans

The department offers training programmes in Automotive and Heavy Equipment Repair at technician levels. It has two sections which are run by senior lecturers.

The automotive section is specialized in small and light vehicles, whereas the heavy equipment section is specialized in earthmoving machinery which is normally used in industries such as mines, agriculture, construction and transport.

The Department has qualified lecturers and well equipped workshops and laboratories to ensure students are academically and practically prepared to graduate from the college with the right skills and knowledge. Apart from traditional programmes the department also runs short courses. In the recent past, we have offered short courses in mobile hydraulic, pneumatic , power shift transmission for earth moving machinery, fuel systems, power units and heavy equipment electrical and electronics for companies such as Zambia Sugar Company, Konkola Copper Mines, (KCM) and First Quantum Mining Division, (FQM).

This year the department has introduced a direct entry diploma programme in Automotive Engineering. The course is tailored to expose students to current technological trends.

Further, the college has introduced a six (6) months Heavy Equipment Repair bridging course for Automotive Technicians, with the view to provide opportunities for multi-skilling and address the growing demand for technicians.

 

Automotive Technologist

Duration: 1 year 6 months (4 terms in college)

Course coverage

Automotive Advanced Technology, Machine Design, Engineering Science, Statistics Calculus, Motor industry Management, Legal Aspects, Financial and Commercial Aspects, Workshop organization and Administration, Transport organization and Project work.

Employment Prospects
Employed as workshop supervisors or Managers.

Automotive Technician

Duration: 2 years 8 months (6 terms in college, 2 terms in industry)

Course coverage

Motor vehicle Technology, Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Communication skills, Workshop practice, Workshop process and Management.

 
Heavy Equipment Repair Technician

Duration: 2 years 8 months (6 terms in college, 2 terms in industry)

Course coverage

Earth Moving Equipment Technology, Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Communication skills, Workshop practice, Workshop process and Management

Employment Prospects

Graduates of this trade are likely to be employed in the Mining industry, Electricity Production and distribution companies, city councils, Zambia sugar, Government, Railway systems of Zambia and many other companies with fleet of vehicles.

Bridging Course in Heavy Equipment Repair Technician

Entry Requirements

Advanced Certificate in Automotive Technician.

Course coverage

Heavy duty Engines, Earth Moving Equipment Transmission Systems, Hydraulics, Earth Moving Equipment Steering Systems, Undercarriage, Earth Moving Equipment Braking System, Earth Moving Equipment Chassis and Frames

Duration: 6 Months

4. Metal Fabrication Technician

Duration: 2 years 8 months (6 terms in college, 2 terms in industry

Course Coverage

Mathematics, Drawing, Welding Processes and Technology, Template Loft, Physics, Theory and design of structures, Fabrication Practice and Technology, Communication skills, Workshop practice, Workshop process and Management, Soil Mechanics.

Employment Prospects

Graduates of this trade are likely to be employed in the Mining industry, Construction Companies and companies dealing in the Manufacturing of structures.

5. Metal Fabrication Craft Certificate

Duration: 2 years (5 terms in college,1 term in industry)

Course Subjects

Calculation/Science, Workshop Processes, Sketching/Drawing and communication Skills, trade Theory.

Employment Prospects

Graduates are likely to find careers in mining companies, Private and Public companies.