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The Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology program prepares students for careers in industries that use trucks, excavators, bulldozers, other heavy equipment, or industrial equipment using diesel power and hydraulic devices.

Graduates find work with truck and heavy equipment dealers, railroads, and marine operations using tug and fishing boats. Graduates may also work in industrial maintenance, auto, and RV repair.

LCC's Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology program is one of the few accepted for membership in the National Fluid Power Association.

Students may enter the program any quarter and may transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree in Diesel Power at several baccalaureate institutions

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A Career with a Future

A national shortage of diesel technicians means graduates are in demand. Diesel/heavy equipment technicians have a wide variety of employment possibilities, including:

  • truck repair
  • earthmoving equipment repair
  • mining equipment repair
  • farming equipment repair
  • marine engine repair
  • industrial maintenance repair
  • material handling equipment repair
  • power generating equipment repair
  • railroad equipment repair
  • component rebuild
  • sales

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Bachelor's Degree Option

Students who are interested in management and factory service careers can transfer to Montana State University - Northern in Havre, Montana. An agreement between Lower Columbia College and MSU enables LCC Diesel grads to enter the MSU Bachelor of Science degree program with junior standing.

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Manufacturing Technology - Studies in preparation for careers in industries that make products from metal, plastics, wood and other materials, as well as those producing solar, biofuels, energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and a host of green products.
Welding Technology - Studies in preparation for the state commercial welding examination and welding jobs in manufacturing and maintenance.