Heavy Diesel Construction Technology

WHAT DOES A HEAVY DIESEL CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN DO?

CASE equipment dealers and others in the industry have a critical need for highly-qualified, motivated and skilled employees who can diagnose problems, find solutions and perform equipment service and repair. The Heavy Diesel Construction program upgrades the skills of incoming service technicians and trains students to use recommended procedures, special tools and service information in order to maintain Case equipment. This career can put your hands on big engines and lead to big paychecks!

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

Heavy Diesel Construction Technology is a program that is housed in one of the region's premiere training labs. Thanks to corporate partners CASE Construction and The Victor L. Phillips Company, you can train on the newest equipment and latest technology while following industry-guided curriculum, course structure, content, competencies and assessments. You’ll benefit from classroom time along with hands-on lab work. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in three semesters while high school and half-day students can finish in five semesters. Upon completion, you will earn a technical certificate and an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Washburn Tech. You also may complete an Associate of Science Degree or more advanced degree at Washburn University.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Career opportunities are expected to be excellent for people completing formal training programs, such as the one at Washburn Tech. The current demand in Kansas for diesel techs is 200 to 400 jobs annually. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the entry-level salary for a mobile heavy equipment mechanic in 2015 was $17.61 an hour or $36,624 annually. The median hourly wage was $22.67 or $47,163 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry

$36,624

$17.61

Median

$47,163

$22.67

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Heavy-Duty Fleet Safety
  • Heavy-Duty Fleet Pollution Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials Training for Auto Dealers
  • Supervisor’s Course
  • Mechanical Safety
  • Mechanical Pollution Prevention
  • OSHA-10

SCHEDULE

This program begins in August and January.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2.5 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (2.5 year pathway)
M-F 8:00a—2:55p (1.5 year pathway)