Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Gain experience with Diesel and Heavy Equipment technology.

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program is designed to meet industry-specific needs. Our instructors seek to provide students with the foundation they need to apply for a career as a diesel technician. The robust, hands-on curriculum is complemented by enough theory to give students the conceptual background they need to tackle the challenges they will encounter in this rapidly evolving field. Our six-quarter program is designed around a series of four basic areas: Electrical Systems, Engines and Brakes, Powertrains, and Hydraulics and Steering and Suspension. After these four core quarters are completed, students move on to their fifth and sixth quarters, which are comprised of Advanced Application and Vehicle Service courses conducted in a live shop setting. In addition to the live shop, opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, and other work-based learning experiences abound.

General Information

Career Advisor: Lee Williams
253.680.7403 | leewilliams@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: N/A

Program Length: N/A Quarter

  • National Median SalaryN/A
  • National Potential Annual Job OpeningsN/A

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:


Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


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