Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

314122

Credits: 

27.00
Financial Aid Available

For the person who enjoys working with large equipment in a shop setting, the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant technical diploma combines knowledge of truck and heavy equipment repair, shop safety and industry practices, diesel engine components, fundamentals of electrical systems, transportation welding, and use of online service information. Graduates of this program work in truck and heavy equipment repair shops and are able to assist experienced technicians and perform basic entry level tasks and repairs. This course of study allows for a seamless transition into the second year of the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician technical diploma program for additional career opportunities and earning potential.

Classes are held at Western's state-of-the-art Truck and Heavy Equipment Facility, located in La Crosse's industrial park, 2719 Larson Street. Check our maps page for specific location information.

Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant

This program will cost about $4,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Diesel Mechanic
Fleet Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Gainful Employment

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant

Career Pathways

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