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  • Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology

    The curriculum of the Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology program is designed to give the student a balance of theory and practical experience gained by diagnosing, servicing, repairing and rebuilding components and live equipment. Diesel technicians repair and maintain the diesel engines that power trains, ships, generators, and the equipment used in highway construction, logging and farming.

    Technicians will also maintain and repair power train, electrical and hydraulic systems used in construction equipment, farm equipment and trucks. Some technicians work for companies that maintain their own vehicles; in these jobs, technicians spend most of their time doing tasks that will help prevent future problems.

    To become a diesel technician, a student should have a mechanical aptitude and an affinity for shop work, mathematics and science. Being able to read with understanding is essential because technicians spend a considerable amount of time reading service manuals.

    The program is conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratory/shops. The 25,000-square-foot Heavy Equipment Mechanics/Diesel facility houses a dynamometer and heavy-duty engine rebuilding lab. Students also have a large area where they can work on trucks, crawler tractors, farm equipment and tractor/trailers.

    The Heavy Equipment Diesel Technology program is accredited by The AED Foundation.

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