Associate Degrees

The associate’s degree programs in Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology apply to trucks with Classes 4 through 8 ratings. Construction Equipment Systems offers two associate’s degree pathways, a general pathway and a Construction and Forestry (C&F) pathway sponsored by John Deere.

Programs are structured to allow students to take either of the Construction Equipment Systems associate degree pathways and – with only one or two additional courses – complete the Diesel and Heavy Equipment degree.

Core coursework includes the theory of operations, troubleshooting techniques, and repair procedures for engines, transmissions, fuel, electronics, electrical, and hydraulic systems. The Construction Systems Technology concentration courses include brakes, undercarriage, and equipment repair. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology curriculum requires steering and suspension. Other related courses will be required along with general education courses. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses that repair construction equipment. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics. 

The associate degree in Agricultural Systems has a general pathway and a Deere Tech Pathway. With a John Deere sponsorship, students are eligible for the Deere Tech Pathway upon completion of required classes.

Core coursework includes the theory of operations, troubleshooting techniques, and repair procedures for engines, transmissions, fuel, electronics, electrical, and hydraulic systems. The Agricultural Systems Technology concentration courses include planters, sprayers, harvesters, and agricultural telematics. Other related courses will be required along with general education courses. Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities at businesses that repair agricultural equipment. Entry and advancement levels depend on the training completed, knowledge and ability levels, work performance, and ethics.