Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
Technical Diploma
56 Credits
Center for Transportation Studies (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

Today’s heavy trucks, whether they are construction and agricultural equipment or from another industry are more complex than ever. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment program at Blackhawk is designed to train you for a career in either "on-highway" or "off-road" industry by offering theory and hands-on instruction about diesel and heavy equipment service and repair.

By taking a broad spectrum of classes at our Center for Transportation Studies, you will be able to use the latest diesel technologies, interpret technical manuals, and learn how to communicate with co-workers and customers.

Worried about the coursework? BTC has free tutoring and an exceptional Student Success Center. Worried about the cost? The BTC Foundation gives away more than 100 scholarships a year and financial aid opportunities are available to all students. Also, be sure to learn more about the college’s flexible delivery methods to make scheduling easier for working adults. 

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. Contact the Testing Center at (608) 757-7666 or for testing details.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic Apprentice
Engine Maintenance Mechanic
Farm Equipment Mechanic
Service Engine Repairer

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
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