Program of Study

Students will receive training in diesel engine repair, electrical systems, electronic engine controls, preventive maintenance, air brakes, suspension and steering systems, mechanical transmissions, drive train and air conditioning/heating systems.


Careers Available

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared for an entry level position servicing and repairing heavy equipment including but not limited to road tractors and trailers, earth moving equipment, farm equipment and other diesel powered equipment.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Mechanical aptitude and math skills are a plus.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A60460
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Diploma Day D60460
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate Day C60460

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Program, contact Mark Walker, Department Chairperson, at 336.734.7610 or mwalker@forsythtech.edu or Matthew Doub, Instructor, at 336.757.3362 or mdoub@forsythtech.edu.