Diesel Equipment Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

Degree Type

45-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-412-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Diesel equipment technicians complete service work, replace worn parts and conduct diagnostic tests on heavy-duty equipment and vehicles. In this program, receive classroom and hands-on training in diesel engines, suspension and steering, electronics, drive train, hydraulics, brakes and preventative maintenance, heavy equipment welding and fuel systems, HVAC and refrigeration systems. 

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any computer or tablet within five years or newer
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

WCTC supplies all other tools for this program.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcript.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you are a good listener, problem-solver and have a strong work ethic, a career as a diesel equipment mechanic may be right for you. Those in this field must communicate well to explain complex technical issues in terms the average customer understands, and have the patience to determine the cause and solution to a problem.

  • Diesel Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Service Department Assistant
  • Service Technician

$25,300 – $42,500 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Develop skills to pursue an entry-level mechanic position.

2

Advance your career by applying credits earned in this program to the Diesel Equipment Technology associate degree program.

3

Get an introduction to basic electronics and troubleshooting codes.

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