• Career Pathways:

    • Diesel Engine Specialist
    • Field Service / Lube Technician
    • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
    • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
    • Heavy Equipment Mechanic – Maintenance Repairer
    • Farm Equipment Mechanic & Service Technician

    Industry Certifications:

    • Section 609 Certificate for Refrigerant Recycling & Recovery
    • S/P2 Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Certificate
    • Certified Safety Inspecto,
    • Cat I Certified Safety Inspector
    • Cat III Vertified Safety Inspector
    • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Algebra I or Geometry
    • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Mechanical aptitude

  • Heavy Equipment Technology

    15 months, 1629 hours

  • The Heavy Equipment Technology Program is designed to provide students with the theory and hands-on skills relevant to repair fundamentals and maintenance of various types of heavy equipment found on construction sites. Specialized classroom and lab experiences are designed to provide instruction in systems and components of heavy equipment.

    Students begin with safety, tools/fasteners and preventive maintenance basics. Students also learn to inspect, repair and replace components of the suspension, steering, brake, engine, cooling, fuel, electrical/electronic, air intake and exhaust, clutches, transmissions, air conditioning systems, hydraulics/ hydrostatics as well as drive lines/rear axles/final drives, and drive motors. Welding processes and safety techniques are also taught. Students will be taught computer diagnostic skills as a tool to troubleshoot electronic problems. Students may achieve certification in air conditioning and/or electronic control for newer equipment. In their final year, students also learn the safe basic operation of trucks, tractors, skid steers, backhoes, dozers and excavators.

    Graduates of this program are well prepared and find exciting careers as diesel engine specialists, heavy equipment mechanics and apprentice technicians.