Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program prepares students to service and repair diesel trucks, and diesel- powered agricultural and industrial equipment. In addition to providing a foundation in the latest diesel technologies, the program improves skills needed to interpret technical manuals and communicate with co-workers 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.

NOTE:  Before admission to the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program, applicants must first pass the S/P2 Safety and Pollution Test. Federal law requires safety training before students can enter the work area.  Training information: S/P2 safety and pollution training requirement  .  Contact the BTC Testing Center  (608) 757-7666 or email: amills@blackhawk.edu for testing details.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the diesel and heavy equipment service industries.
  • Perform preventive maintenance inspections on diesel and heavy equipment systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel engines.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel and heavy equipment steering and suspension systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel and heavy equipment brake systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel equipment and electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of gasoline engines.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel and heavy equipment drive train systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of diesel and heavy equipment heating and air conditioning systems.