A Diesel Equipment Technology Class

Diesel Equipment Technology

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

The commercial truck driving industry has experienced significant growth, and as such, so has the need for trained technicians to work on heavy-duty equipment and vehicles.

In the Diesel Equipment Technology program, gain an overview of essential diesel servicing and repair techniques for the various equipment that uses diesel technology. Receive training in diesel engines, suspension and steering, electronics, drive train, hydraulics, brakes and preventive maintenance, heavy equipment welding, heavy equipment fuel systems, as well as HVAC and refrigeration systems. Additionally, learn workplace safety standards and develop customer service skills.

Diesel equipment technicians can work in a number of industries, including trucking, local government, agricultural equipment dealers and more.

  • Prepare for jobs such as diesel equipment mechanic, heavy equipment technician, service department assistant and service technician.
  • WCTC's School of Applied Technologies also offers a 5-credit Truck Driving – CDL B Straight Truck certificate, which can serve as a complement to the Diesel Equipment Technology program. (Employers find additional value in employees who can test drive the vehicles they repair.)

Program Code 10-412-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-100 Preventative Maint and Inspect3  
 412-101 Fund Diesel Elec/Electron Sys3  
 412-102 Diesel Brakes and Air Systems4  
 442-103 Heavy Equip Welding Fund2  
 804-107 College Mathematics3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-106 Diesel Elec Sys Diagnostics3  
 412-107 Heavy Duty Drivetrains4  
 412-108 Diesel Engine Tech2  
 890-108 Employment Success1+ 
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-110 Internship-Diesel Equipment1  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-112 Diesel Engine Repair4  
 412-113 Diesel Fuel Systems4  
 412-114 Steering and Suspension4  
 806-139 Survey of Physics3  
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-117 Diesel Engine Diagnostics2  
 412-118 Basic Shop Skills2  
 412-119 Cab Climate and Refrig Sys3  
 412-120 Hydraulics Fundamentals3  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2019

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
806-139 Survey of Physics 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Diesel Equipment Technology. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Purdue University GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60 credits, Junior Status
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBS Business Management and Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.