This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as heavy-duty trucks over 1-ton classification, buses, ships, railroad locomotives and equipment, as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.
Students will receive instruction in engines, hydraulics, electrical, electronic and powertrain systems, among other topics. Coursework may include transportation systems theory, braking system, climate control, design parameters, drivetrains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to become entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.
Work-Based Learning opportunities are available.
Heavy Equipment and Transport Technologies, Agricultural Systems Technology and Construction Systems Technology are limited-enrollment programs and have unique admission requirements, policies, procedures, schedules and deadlines. Interested applicants for our limited-enrollment programs should complete the entire application process, including placement testing and review with an academic advisor. The advisor will go over essential information and give you a Limited-Enrollment Student Checklist, which outlines and directs you to the next steps for limited-enrollment programs. When meeting with your program advisors, be sure to bring your checklist with you.
Interested applicants for any of our limited-enrollment programs should email Paige Kearns at [email protected]
Students can enter programs in the Fall or Spring semester by following these steps:
Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.