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Diesel/Heavy Equipment Program
Career Outlook

Students participating in the Diesel/Heavy Equipment Program attend courses designed to train students to repair trucks, heavy equipment and recreational vehicles. Students attend classroom and hands-on labs focused on diesel equipment service, diesel/heavy equipment electrical systems, electronics, engine repair, brake systems, heating and air conditioning, steering, suspension and hydraulic directional controls, drive trains and axles. Paid internships may be available.

Why Study Diesel/Heavy Equipment at CSN?

Graduates can pursue careers as diesel technicians with mass transit motor pools, construction companies or with any company that uses/services heavy equipment or recreation vehicles.

Degrees and Certificates

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Diesel Heavy Equipment Master Technician, AAS

This program prepares students to enter the workforce as technicians to maintain, diagnose, and repair heavy equipment.  The program focuses both on over the road trucks as well as diesel powered heavy equipment typically used in the construction industry.

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Diesel Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician, CA

In this program, students will learn diesel engine and propulsion systems, fuel management systems, related accessory components, as well as hydraulics and HVAC. All students will be prepared to take ASE certification exams at the completion of the appropriate course.