Heavy Equipment Technology


The Heavy Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, clutch and transmissions, hydraulics, drivelines and axles, frame and suspension systems, steering systems, brake systems, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students receive instruction in diagnosing trouble, system analysis, disassembly, replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The program mission is to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. By working on actual heavy equipment, students are well prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,560.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,817.60
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventative Maintenance Service Technician 432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper864Certificate
Diesel Techncian Apprentice 1296Certificate
Heavy Equipment Helper1728Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician 2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump Parsons Extension Campus
256 West 9th Street
Parsons, TN 38363

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and mining.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,290

Current job openings per year: 360


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