Heavy Equipment Repair

Heavy Equipment Repair

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The Heavy Equipment Repair program offers both a Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree that will prepare you to qualify for high-paying jobs in this in-demand field with an average annual salary of more than $61,000 in Southeast Michigan.  

The certificate and associate degree courses provide the knowledge needed to be a repair technician and focuses on the repair of all systems used in heavy equipment, including diesel engines, fuel systems, powertrain, electronics and hydraulics. After completing the program you will be qualified for a variety of jobs such as heavy equipment repair mechanic; industrial machine mechanic; bus and truck mechanic; or farm equipment mechanic.    


You will need to complete 43 credit hours to earn the certificate and 63 credit hours for the associate degree. 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. 

Did you know?Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, and other industries.

Heavy Equipment Students






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