Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

Technical Diploma
32-412-1

Diesel and heavy equipment technicians repair and maintain transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks, buses, locomotives, ships, and automobiles; construction equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, and road graders; and farm equipment such as tractors and combines. Many technicians perform a broad range of repairs from engines to electrical systems. Others specialize in repairs such as fuel and starting systems. Diesel and Heavy equipment technicians use a variety of computerized testing equipment to pinpoint and analyze malfunctions as well as numerous power and hand tools to perform repairs.

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Program is a two-year program providing job entry skills in service and repair of transportation, construction, industrial, and farm equipment. In addition to providing a foundation in the latest diesel technologies, the program improves skills needed to interpret technical manuals and communicate with coworkers and customers. Students in the program develop a broad base of skills, allowing them to enter the large and ever-expanding field of diesel and heavy equipment service and repair.

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry
  • Repair major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry
  • Service major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry
  • Practice personal and professional work habits
  • Document complaint, cause and correction

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic Apprentice
  • Engine Maintenance Mechanic
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Service Engine Repairer
  • Tune-up Mechanic
  • Industrial and Construction Equipment Mechanic
  • Truck Mechanic

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
412-100 Introduction to Heavy Diesel 1
412-101 Brake Service 1 1
412-102 Brake Service 2 1
412-103 Brake Service 3 1
412-104 Brake Service 4 1
412-105 Steering & Suspension 1 1
412-106 Steering & Suspension 2 1
412-107 Steering & Suspension 3 1
412-108 Steering & Suspension 4 1
412-109 Drivetrain 1 1
412-110 Drivetrain 2 1
412-111 Drivetrain 3 1
412-112 Drivetrain 4 1
804-306 Shop Mathematics I 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
412-113 Electrical Fundamentals 1 1
412-114 Electrical Fundamentals 2 1
412-115 Electrical Fundamentals 3 1
412-116 Electrical Fundamentals 4 1
412-117 Electrical Troubleshooting 1 1
412-118 Electrical Troubleshooting 2 1
412-119 Electrical Troubleshooting 3 1
412-120 Electrical Troubleshooting 4 1
412-121 Diesel HVAC 1 1
412-122 Diesel HVAC 2 1
412-123 Diesel HVAC 3 1
801-311 Communication 2
 Credits13
Semester 3
412-124 Advanced Safety Procedures 1
412-125 Engine Fundamentals 1 1
412-126 Engine Fundamentals 2 1
412-127 Engine Fundamentals 3 1
412-128 Engine Fundamentals 4 1
412-129 Engine Service Repair I 1 1
412-130 Engine Service Repair I 2 1
412-131 Engine Service Repair I 3 1
412-132 Engine Service Repair II 1 1
412-133 Engine Service Repair II 2 1
412-134 Engine Service Repair II 3 1
442-318 Introduction to Welding 1
442-336 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 1
806-315 Applied Science 2
 Credits15
Semester 4
412-135 Hydraulics I 1 1
412-136 Hydraulics I 2 1
412-137 Hydraulics II 1 1
412-138 Hydraulics II 2 1
412-139 Diesel Fuel Systems 1 1
412-140 Diesel Fuel Systems 2 1
412-141 Diesel Fuel Systems 3 1
412-142 Diesel Fuel Systems 4 1
412-143 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 1 1
412-144 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 2 1
412-145 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 3 1
412-146 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 4 1
412-147 NATEF Certification Review 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits56

General Education Courses Within Program

801-311Communication2
804-306Shop Mathematics I2
806-315Applied Science2