As a diesel and heavy equipment technician, you’ll help keep business and industry moving by diagnosing and repairing diesel engines, heavy trucks, and heavy equipment. Our hands-on program covers the power trains, electrical/electronic systems, chassis systems, brakes, and hydraulics of this equipment. Students learn the latest technology used in the industry. Our interdisciplinary approach draws from welding and general studies to provide a solid background for entry into the field through applied, general, and specialized training. Most students compete the course in 21 months. Graduates have excellent career opportunities in a secure and rewarding field.
Classes are held at Western's state-of-the-art Truck and Heavy Equipment Facility, located in La Crosse's industrial park, 2719 Larson Street. Check our interactive map for specific location information.
*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.