Heavy Construction Equipment Technology Technician Emphasis Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to:
  • perform preventative maintenance
  • diagnose malfunction
  • prescribe corrective action
  • repair of heavy construction equipment
  • work in service, sales, or fleet management as it relates to the heavy construction equipment industry.

Students can complete 2 associate's degree programs in 3 years by enrolling in the dual degree option.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry. Read more...

Student troubleshooting operating complaint Heavy Equipment Technology Undercarriage evaluation

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog. An internship is required in this major.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

Click the following link to find exciting information about how to explore the equipment industry and its great career opportunities:

AED Careers Student Information Center

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines was $46,870 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $67,210.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers30,100$22.70$47,210
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing8,620$22.41$46,620
Local Government (OES Designation)7,440$23.98$49,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors6,950$21.97$45,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)6,840$25.36$52,750

Statistics reported in May 2013

Internship Requirement

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Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies


You are expected to purchase your own tools which can be purchased at the College Store or through a dealer such as Sears or Snap-on. The advantage to purchasing your own tools is that the tools are yours to use during your time as a student and later as an employee. Larger specialty tools such as those used in diagnostics and testing are purchased by the College or donated by the Caterpillar dealer program for use by all students enrolled in the program.

Required Tools

Uniform (required for all labs)

  • Coveralls
  • Leather work shoes or boots
  • Safety glasses

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Service and Operation of Heavy Equipment Association (S&O)

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Heavy Construction Equipment Technician Emphasis Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

Contact Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

  • Address
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
      DIF 125
      One College Avenue
      Williamsport, PA 17701