Diesel Equipment Technology

Diesel Equipment Technology

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-412-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

As the commercial truck driving industry has experienced growth, so has the need for trained technicians to service and repair heavy-duty equipment and vehicles. In this program, 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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2021 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
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

WCTC supplies all other tools for this program.

How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

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’re interested in working as a mechanic in the truck driving industry, a job as a diesel equipment technician might be for you. Those in this field must have patience, be able to think on their feet, and possess analytical, mathematical and electronic skills.

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

$33,000 – $57,000 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

Gain experience working on Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Volvo tractors.

2

An option exists to earn your CDL - and test drive the vehicles on which you have worked.

3

Benefit from hands-on learning in real-world settings through technical internship experiences.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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

College Program Name Credit Awards
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
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Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
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Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBS Business Management and Leadership50-70

 

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