Program Details

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Assistant
Western Technical College
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. Show More

This program is offered

N/A - Applications are accepted at any time.
This program is the child program of a pathway. It is an Embedded Technical Diploma within the Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician Program.
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Western's Refund Policy: Drop and Withdrawal Policy:

Program Enrollments and Completions
36 (69%)
36 (100%)
Employment Outcomes (Completions Only)
20 (56%)
10 (27%)


If there are fewer than eight enrollments in the training program, only the "Enrollments" number will be displayed; all other data is hidden in order to help protect the students' identities. The "Employment Outcomes" are calculated using information from Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance Wage database. Most employers are required to report certain employment information to the State of Wisconsin, including quarterly wage information for their employees. Students whose information could not be verified in this database are excluded from these outcomes. If a "0" shows for any of these outcomes, it means that none of the students' information could be verified.


"Average quarterly wages" means the total wages earned in a three-month period by all students who completed the program ("completers"), divided by the total number of completers.

"Median quarterly wages" means all the completers' quarterly wages are placed in order from lowest to highest and then we identify the student's wages in the middle. This information is provided because averages can be greatly influenced by really high and low wage earners.

To estimate monthly wages, divide the quarterly wages by three.


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