Heavy-Equipment Technician

“We prepare graduates of our Diesel Technology programs for a lifetime of career opportunities in multiple diesel powered equipment. Students can choose where they live knowing that there are jobs available that pay well and provide challenging opportunities.”

-- Steve Rayburn, Program Head

Program Overview

The Heavy Equipment Technician program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) will help you develop the skills needed to repair bulldozers, graders, and other types of road-construction and farm equipment on-site or in the shop. Completing our program provides you opportunities to find jobs with high pay and excellent benefits working for major national companies. The need for skilled technicians is expected to increase for many years, which will mean a growing demand for qualified graduates, as well.

What will you learn to do?

Work on small and large diesel powered equipment. Technicians diagnose and repair fuel systems, lubrication systems, cooling systems, hydraulic systems, power trains, electrical systems, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems.

What kind of degree(s) can you earn?

What else should you know?

A typical day is six hours of classroom and lab work with an emphasis on hands-on training and an opportunity to learn on the job with local employers. Students may work part time in a related field while in the program.

All students accepted in this program must submit to a drug or alcohol test at the beginning of the program and at their own expense.

Orientation: Orientation Sign Up

Students who are registered for the program must attend a mandatory orientation session. Orientation will be held at the Micron Center for Professional Technical Education. Students who are registered for the program will receive a reminder email thru their myCWI email account regarding orientation. Any student who is interested in learning more about the program and requirements may also attend.

Requirements

Degree Plan

Orientation: Orientation Sign Up

Students who are registered for the program must attend a mandatory orientation session. Orientation will be held at the Micron Center for Professional Technical Education. Students who are registered for the program will receive a reminder email thru their myCWI email account regarding orientation. Any student who is interested in learning more about the program and requirements may also attend.

Instructor Info

Program Chair:
Steven Rayburn
208.562.2340
steverayburn@cwidaho.cc

Instructors:
Andy Flores
208.562.2408
andyflores@cwidaho.cc

AGCO Program Chair:
Andrew Kendall
208.562.2332
andrewkendall@cwidaho.cc

Career Info

What kind of career can you expect?

You will find work in many types of fields—working on equipment that ranges from rugged construction vehicles to giant earth movers, mining trucks, cranes, and pavers. These machines cost hundreds of thousands—even millions—of dollars and you will be trusted to care for and repair them.