The Associate in Science degree program in Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology prepares students to diagnose and service diesel powered trucks and equipment. Students learn to use a system’s approach to analyze and repair diesel engines, transmissions, brakes, hydraulics, related technologies, and controlling systems. Extensive laboratory courses and a co-op experience are supported by rigorous coursework in physics, math, communications, and social science. Shop safety, work habits, shop management, and customer relations are also stressed.
Graduates of this program find employment at heavy truck and equipment dealerships, as well as forestry, agricultural, and automotive dealerships whose lines include diesel-powered units. Students may also find employment in construction, trucking, recreation, marine service, power generation, and other industries that use diesel-powered units.
The Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology program is accredited through the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) and is the only college in New England with this accreditation.
Students can expect to spend an additional $1500-$2500 for tools.