For the person who enjoys working with large equipment in a shop setting, the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant technical diploma combines knowledge of truck and heavy equipment repair, shop safety and industry practices, diesel engine components, fundamentals of electrical systems, transportation welding, and use of online service information. Graduates of this program work in truck and heavy equipment repair shops and are able to assist experienced technicians and perform basic entry level tasks and repairs. This course of study allows for a seamless transition into the second year of the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician technical diploma program for additional career opportunities and earning potential.
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.