Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jul 25, 2024  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate students learn how to identify problems and perform maintenance on various vehicle components including fuel, cooling, electrical, hydraulic, brake, suspension, and drive-train systems in the trucking and heavy equipment industry. Students will spend their first term of training in a transportation core curriculum. The laboratory area simulates an industry environment. Students who have met the course objectives may be placed in a cooperative work experience to further develop their skills on the job.

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level maintenance technician position in their field
  • perform maintenance tasks on various diesel vehicles, vehicle components and equipment
  • meet minimum competency in eight categories identified as essential for employability: adherence to policy and procedure, technical knowledge, skill application, work planning, quality of work, quantity of work, interpersonal skills, oral and written communication
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Annual Course Sequence

The classes listed below are offered on a five quarter rotation and are not sequential after the prerequisite quarter; a student may start any quarter and should take the program classes in blocks as listed below.

ENGL 093  and MATH 087  must be taken prior to any DHET course. Placement into ENGL 099  or higher and MATH 098  or higher meets this requirement.

General Education Requirements - 15 Credits

Total Program Credits: 73

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