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Diesel & Heavy Equipment

Diesel & Heavy Equipment

Put Your Career In Overdrive!

Maintaining everything from trucks and tractors to ferries and forklifts; diesel engine technicians serve a vital role in keeping our society connected and running smoothly. South Seattle College’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology program will prepare you with the skills required to maintain a family-supporting career in the industry. Our ASE-based curriculum is certified to the latest in NATEF standards, and will prepare you for all aspects of diesel and heavy equipment repair.

Student technicians learn skills to:

  • Repair, troubleshoot and maintain trucks, buses, construction equipment, ships, trains, generators, power equipment, tractors and agricultural equipment.
  • Use computer-based scanning tools to access fault codes and make accurate diagnoses of the problem. Technicians frequently use electrical multi-meters, pressure gauges and flow meters to find the cause of mechanical failures.
  • Work in a variety of environments; from high-tech labs to maintaining vehicles in a hands-on shop environment.
  • Follow proper safety procedures, including how to maintain personal protective equipment.
  • Acquire Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications including: OSHA, Forklift Operation, Electrical, Brakes & Suspension, Hydraulics & Drive Train, Engines and Engines Rebuild.


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