Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology Program

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.

The coursework includes the purpose, construction features, and principles of operation of medium and heavy duty vehicles.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at 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 examination.

Program Information

  • Diesel Engines
  • Shop Rules and Regulations
  • Software for Technicians
  • Diesel Electronics System
  • Basic Welding Processes
  • Power Trains
  • Air Conditioning/Diesel Equipment
  • Mechanical Transmissions
  • Hydraulics/Medium Heavy Duty
  • Diesel Electrical Systems
  • Electronic Engines
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Tune-up
  • Air Brakes
Graduates of the WCC Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology Program will:

  • Identify function, read diagrams and manufacturer specifications, inspect, diagnose problems, replace/repair, and service all major components of heavy duty equipment and vehicles.
  • Use OSHA standards; demonstrate safety procedures relating to equipment, personal safety, and safety of others.
  • Demonstrate use of hand and electronic testing and repair equipment.
  • Work independently and in groups to service, complete repairs, test, and maintain heavy duty vehicles to meet industry standards.
  • Work with accuracy, dependability, proficiency and speed when servicing equipment.
  • Communicate and document service records. Demonstrate basic competency in use of computers to access repair/replacement data and to document service.

Contact Information

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Mike Murphy, AAS
Instructor - Diesel & Heavy Equipment
Phone: 336-838-6243
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Jonah Severt, AAS
Instructor - Diesel & Heavy Equipment
Phone: 336-838-6239
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Spencer Dagenhardt, AAS
Instructor - Diesel & Heavy Equipment
Phone: 336-838-6468
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