Mechanic / Technician Training Program

Posted Date 5 days ago(2/12/2018 10:04 PM)
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US-MI-Sterling Heights


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Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers, offering a wide variety of products including gas and electric forklifts, a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 33 years of experience in service efficiency and fleet management to its customer base, providing rapid response and innovative solutions. We are a growing, progressive, multi-location distributor with 21 locations and over 800 employees based in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Illinois. Our core commitment is to provide outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Alta’s Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.


Alta Equipment Company is offering an Industrial Equipment Technician Program aimed for entry-level mechanics. The program is in partnership with Macomb Community College and consists of 24 technician / mechanic related classes through their Automotive school. The program develops the skills and knowledge needed as a mechanic in both the classroom and the shop.

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or GED Certification and will maintain a 3.0 GPA while attending classes at Macomb Community College. The classes consist of both lecture and hands-on lab.

Upon completion of the program Alta Equipment will provide the opportunity to become a full-time forklift service technician at one of our 20 locations.

To apply, submit a one-page, double spaced essay on why you would be a perfect fit for the opportunity. Include your high school transcript & resume.


Required Courses
Course #Course TitleContact HoursCredit Hours
ATAM 1350Arithmetic & Introductory Algebra for Electrical & Allied Crafts322
ATAM 1360Electrical Circuitry-Algebra & Trigonometry322
ELEC 2913Motors & Controls for Electric Vehicles & Industrial Applications643
ELEC 2914Electric Vehicle Data Acquisition, Sensors & Control Systems483
ELEC 2550Industrial Electrical Fundamentals322
AUTO 1000Automotive Systems643
AUTO 1010Automotive Electrical Systems643
AUTO 1030Automotive Electronics643
AUTO 1100Automotive Brake Systems643
AUTO 1200Automotive Engines643
AUTO 1320Automotive-Automatic Transmission Theory & Diagnosis482
AUTO 1330Automotive-Manual Transmission & Powertrain Systems643
AUTO 1400Automotive Starting & Charging Systems482
AUTO 1520Automotive Fuel Systems643
AUTO 1530Automotive Ignition & Emission Systems643
AUTO 1550Diesel Engine Theory & Fuel Systems643
AUTO 2500Automotive Drivability & Diagnosis643
AUTO 2590Automotive Drivability & Laboratory803
MECT 1320Industrial Hydraulic Fundamentals643
ATFP 1120Fluid Power-Controls322
ATFP 1140Fluid Power-Basic Circuits483
MECT 1310Pneumatics Technology Fundamentals643
MECT 2911Mobile Hydraulics Technology483
MECT 2912Electro-Hydraulics Technology483


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