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

Flexible Learning Options

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


What You’ll Learn

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

This program will provide you with the skills needed to become an industry mechanic specializing in construction, farming, and railway transport vehicles. You will learn how to use the latest diesel technologies, interpret technical manuals, and communicate effectively with co-workers and customers. 

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 testingcenter@blackhawk.edu for testing details.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$51,064

*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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