Mechanics Programs

Mechanics typically work in shops, but are often called to outside locations to diagnose and fix equipment. With the increase in complexity of equipment, it is becoming more and more difficult for an individual to walk onto a job. NIT has developed Mechanic Programs to meet the needs of students and employers. As with most mechanic positions, accidents can be avoided with proper observation and by following operating procedures and safety practices.

Mechanics often get their hands dirty working for equipment manufacturers and companies within the construction, mining, oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, ATV, and marine industries. Mechanics may work in remote locations and may be asked to work irregular hours.

Service Oiler 320 Hours / M304

Course Date

3/3/2020 to 4/24/2020

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

Students will receive training to fulfill the primary duties of a service oiler which includes checking fluid levels and performing preventive maintenance for equipment on the job site. Students will learn the proper procedures on how to document, identify, adjust and is some cases repair malfunctioning equipment in a safe, compliant and effective manner. Instruction will include safety, air systems/brakes, tires, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, handling hazardous materials, DOT inspection requirements, and basic welding. Over 50% of this program is spent on practical application. Students will be issued a tool kit to keep upon successful completion.

Curriculum

  • SMAW Basic Welding
  • Introduction to Servicing Heavy Trucks
  • Tools and Fasteners
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Batteries
  • Charging Systems
  • Cranking Systems
  • Chassis Electrical Circuits
  • Diagnosis and Repair of Electrical Circuits
  • Hydraulics
  • Clutches
  • Standard Transmissions
  • Standard Transmission Servicing
  • Driveshaft Assemblies
  • Heavy Duty Truck Axles
  • Heavy Duty Truck Axle Service and Repair
  • Steering and Alignment
  • Suspension Systems
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Air Brake Servicing
  • Vehicle Chassis Frame
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • OSHA Forklift Safety

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • NIT Certificate of Completion

Length of Program

  • 320 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 8 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID Card
  • Recommended Work Gear
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$8,800

The following information applies to all NIT vocational programs, and any continued education programs exceeding 80 hours. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, transportation, room and board, child care, etc. An applicant may apply at any time but may enter class only on specified starting dates. Classes have limited enrollment. If you have questions about our classes and course schedules, please contact us at 907-357-6400.