Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Program Description

Course work includes the purpose, construction features, and principles of operation of medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Program Content

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to service, troubleshoot, and repair medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a dealership, fleet shop, or independent garage as a technician. Graduates that have met the work experience requirement should also be prepared to take the ASE certification exam.

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Additional Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program,
estimated cost of program, and other important information, please contact one of the following people.

Additional Education Opportunities

East Carolina University (ECU) offers a transfer program for Technology programs. Students are able to transfer their AAS degree to ECU for a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT).

Get more information on BSIT programs.
For a list of approved Associate of Applied Science Degrees for the BSIT (PDF).

Program Contact

Jonathan Hartley
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Instructor
(919) 464-2334

Maxie Kirby
Department Chair, Advanced Technologies 
(919) 464-2285