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Technical Diploma

Heavy Equipment Service Technician

Heavy Equipment Service Technician Overview

Construction, mining, forestry, and off-road equipment are more complex than ever. Learn the skills to service these complex machines in CVTC’s Heavy Equipment Service Technician program.

This nine-week program will get you career-ready by combining class time and hands-on fieldwork. You will learn heavy equipment service and repair techniques as you build professional experience working alongside our industry-experienced instructors.

Work on the latest technologies and learn to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of heavy equipment. This program will help you become an industry mechanic in construction, mining, forestry, or a wide variety of other industries. Start your career in less than three months with help from CVTC!

In this program, you will learn: 

  • Safety Practices and Awareness 
  • Operation of Heavy Tools and Equipment 
  • Basic Mechanical Maintenance 
  • Hydraulics 
  • Pneumatics 
  • DC/AC Electricity 
  • Basic Welding Skills 

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Just the Facts

Heavy Equipment Service Technician
10 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
9 Weeks

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months

Estimated Program Cost 

 Estimated Total: $1,932

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Career Opportunities

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Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

Heavy Equipment Service Technician professionals make an average starting salary of $53,907.


Regional Jobs

There are 23 job openings in the CVTC district for the Heavy Equipment Service Technician industry.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Heavy Equipment Service Technician program.

Sample Courses

Heavy Equipment Safety & Industry Skills
In this course, students will learn about proper safety practices and awareness while working in and around heavy equipment and work conditions with hazards. The following is an example of a few items that will be covered: operating commonly used tools & equipment, safety harnesses & rigging, hand signals and proper lifting techniques, properly ventilating work spaces roadway/flagger safety.

Electricity for Heavy Equipment Technicians
In this course, students will learn about DC and AC electricity & troubleshooting related to working in heavy equipment applications.

Related Welding for Diesel
The purpose of this course is to help the students acquire the basic welding skills in oxyacetylene welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). It is a hands-on self-paced learning environment to learn basic welding skills and safe welding practices.

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Agricultural Service Technician, Technical Diploma

Diesel Truck Technician, Technical Diploma

Truck Driving, Technical Diploma

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