Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
Dual Degree
Complete 2 associate's degree programs in 3 years

A dual degree option exist for students in the Diesel Equipment & On-Site Power Generation Technology and the Heavy Equipment Technology programs. Two associate's degree programs may be completed in 3 years.

  • Students entering the dual degree option must declare their intentions to do so at the start of their academic work in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies office. Students will then be advised on the major they should declare to begin their coursework.
  • Students who have development coursework requirements will need to remediate prior to starting the major, or should anticipate completing summer course work or additional semesters to complete the two degrees in three years. Additionally, unsuccessful attempts at coursework will negate the ability to complete the two degrees in three years.
  • Students may choose to drop one of the degree programs after enrolling in the dual degree option, but it may impact the ability to graduate with one major in 2 years.
Dual degree options include:
First Associate's Degree Second Associate's Degree
On-site Power Generation Diesel Technology
On-site Power Generation Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis
On-site Power Generation Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Caterpillar Equipment Emphasis
Diesel Technology Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Caterpillar Equipment Emphasis
Diesel Technology Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis
Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Operator Emphasis
(7 semesters, with summer Operator Emphasis courses)

Students desiring to have a variety of options available to them upon graduation find the dual degree option an excellent choice. Students should consider the benefits and drawbacks to completing the dual degree option versus pursuing the Bachelor of Technology Management.

Contact the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies office for further information.

Read more about dual degrees.

Jeremy Olenick By completing two associate's degrees, I've have found that I am more of an asset to my employer and has opened many doors for me. When a position opened up on the power generation side I was able to quickly move into that position and have continued to advance.

Jeremy Olenick, On-site Power Generation and Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis

Kevin Brookhart Combining the Diesel and Heavy Equipment majors makes me more versatile in my career field, expands possible job opportunities, and prepares me to work on any piece of equipment that comes into the shop.

Kevin Brookhart, Diesel Technology, Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis, and Technology Management

Justin Mann In a competitive job market, it is all about marketability. The dual degree option gives you experience on both sides of the heavy equipment machinery field and gives you an extra edge to set you apart and above the other candidates.

Justin Mann, Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis and Operator Emphasis

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