Heavy Equipment & Diesel Technology | LBCC

Heavy Equipment & Diesel Technology

The Linn-Benton Community College Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technology program is designed to provide hands-on training and practical skills to prepare you for a successful career in this field. Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals and theory of diesel engines, hydraulics, electrical, powertrains, steering, suspension, brakes and air conditioning used on heavy equipment. You will learn how to diagnose and repair equipment, as well as perform routine maintenance and safety checks. With our comprehensive curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this in-demand field. Whether you are starting your career or looking to enhance your existing skills, our program will help you achieve your goals and advance in the industry.

John Deere currently partners with 24 schools across the United States and Canada. Did you know that Linn-Benton Community College is the only Construction & Forestry program with John Deere west of Texas? This exclusive partnership provides students with a unique opportunity to receive top-notch training and gain valuable experience working with John Deere equipment. With this advanced training, students will be well-prepared to enter the workforce and succeed in their careers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your skills and start your career in the construction and forestry industry.

You can expect to learn in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. LBCC’s 25,000 square-foot Heavy Equipment Diesel facility houses a dynamometer and heavy-duty engine rebuilding lab. Learn more about the enjoyable careers and salaries you can look forward to after you finish the program. LBCC’s Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technology program is accredited by the AED Foundation.

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A male and female student standing on a military painted truck laughing while one is holding a a wrench about to tighten a hose
heavy equipment & diesel student student working underneath a lifted diesel truck

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