Heavy Equipment Repair

Heavy Equipment Repair

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Qualify for in-demand, high-paying jobs in Heavy Equipment Repair. Choose an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Certificate (CT) program. The average annual salary is more than $61,000 in Southeast Michigan. Explore local jobs.

Complete the program to qualify for a variety of jobs such as:

  • Bus and truck mechanic
  • Farm equipment mechanic
  • Heavy equipment repair mechanic
  • Industrial machine mechanic
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OCC's courses provide career-focused knowledge you need. You'll focus on repairing all systems used in heavy equipment, including:

  • Diesel engines
  • Electronics
  • Fuel systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Powertrain

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Associate in Applied Science

You will need to complete 63 credit hours to earn the associate degree.

Certificate Program

You will need to complete 43 credit hours to earn the certificate.

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Academic Requirements

The program's heavy equipment courses will be taught at the AIS Construction location in New Hudson and the automotive repair and welding courses that are part of the curriculum will be taught on OCC's Auburn Hills Campus.

Eligibility Information

You must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements. There is an open admissions policy, however in most cases a placement test and new student orientation must also be completed. You should meet with a counselor before attempting this plan of study.

Courses Include:  

  • Automotive Air Conditioning & Heating Service 
  • Automotive Fundamentals 
  • Diesel Fuel Systems Orientation 
  • Equipment Hydraulics Orientation 
  • Equipment Powertrain Orientation 
  • Heavy Engine Rebuild Orientation 
  • Heavy Equipment Electronics Orientation 
  • Service Writing and Equipment Orientation 
  • Welding for the Non-Career Welder