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Diesel & Heavy Equipment

South Seattle College will accept new students into the Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology program starting next fall quarter, which begins in September 2018.  Registration for this program will begin in May 2018.  To learn more about this program, please contact our professional technical advisors at or (206) 934-5387.
Diesel & Heavy Equipment


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.

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