|Diesel and Heavy Equipment
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The South Seattle College Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program trains students in all aspects of diesel and heavy equipment repair. Technicians are likely to:
- Repair and maintain trucks, buses, construction equipment, ships, trains, generators, tractors, power equipment and farm machinery
- Use laptop computers and scan tools to access fault codes and make accurate diagnosis of the problem. Technicians frequently use electrical multimeters, pressure gauges and flow meters to find the cause of mechanical failures. They replace worn and defective parts and they test equipment prior to its returning to service.
- Work indoors, but occasionally work outside if a vehicle needs repair on the road or at a job site. Most shops are well lighted, heated and ventilated.
- Move and lift tools and parts. May occasionally experience minor cuts and bruises, however, with proper safety training and practices the possibility of serious injury is alleviated.
Students and graduates of the Diesel and Heavy Duty Equipment Program at South continue to be successful in securing employment in the industry. (Employment information and completion rates for our programs are available at the Jobs
Training Results website www.careerbridge.wa.gov.)
Career options for graduates of the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program include:
Independent repair shops
Municipal maintenance shops
Container shipping industry
Transport refrigeration industry
The revised program curriculum offers up-to-date training through classroom lectures and laboratory experiences. The program is designed so that students may complete a prescribed sequence of training, earn a certificate then enter employment or continue for completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Official Course Outlines
Degree Planning Sheet (PDF)
and Student Learning Outcomes (PDF)
* Not every course is taught every quarter. By adhering to the suggested
schedule and meeting course requirements, students should be able
to complete the programs as outlined.
Jesse Ruiz, Heavy Duty Diesel Instructor
South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98106-1499
Questions? Please call Tech Ed at 206-934-5391.