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Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 68

Format: In-person and hands-on

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$36,380-42,760/year ($17.49-20.56/hour)

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What You Can Get

What It's About

The Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to diesel & heavy equipment industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as Heavy Duty Trucks over the one-ton classification, buses, ships, railroad locomotives, and equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Courses You'll Take

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, heating and air condition systems, and sustainable transportation.

What You'll Gain

Graduates of the curriculum should be prepared to take professional licensure exams and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

68 Credit Hours: $5,168.00

Student Fees: $386.25

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Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Technician
Fleet Mechanic
Truck Mechanic
Locomotive Mechanic

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