Heavy Equipment Diagnostics & Maintenance

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Maintennce/Repair (AM ONLY)      Diagnostics (PM ONLY)

1 Year Program

Graduate from high school with employability skills related to your educational and career goals


Work on the big rigs, the movers of the world as well as construction equipment, trains, boats, ships, farm machinery, and forestry equipment. This highly technical trade offers wages better than in the automotive fields. The demand is very high for technicians with good trouble shooting skills as well as computer skills. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) with a master certified instructor.

Maintenance/Repair  (All Juniors should enroll in this course before taking Heavy Equipment Diagnostics)

This is a course designed to give you entry-level skills in heavy equipment and truck repair. Both the practical and theoretical aspects are taught. Approximately fifty percent of your time will be spent in classroom instruction, with the remainder in the lab working on, not only UTC equipment, but also live work from organizations outside of the school.

Career Paths:  Diagnostic Technician, Maritime Diesel Mechanic, Electrical Engineer

The program includes general shop safety, 30 hour OSHA card, precision measuring, bolt fastening, oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding, diesel/heavy equipment preventive maintenance, air brake systems, hydraulic brakes, suspension and steering systems and recordkeeping.

Career Paths:  Maintenance Technician, Heavy and Light Weight Equipment Mechanic, transportation

Articulation Agreements:

  • Northern Maine Community College – Industrial Safety; SAE-121  – 3 credits

Dual Enrollment Agreements:

  • Eastern Maine Community College – Braking Systems; ATH-113  – 3 credits
  • Eastern Maine Community College – Steering & Suspension; ATH-163  –  3 credits
  • Eastern Maine Community College – Motor Vehicle Inspection; ATH-175  –  2 credits
  • Northern Maine Community College – Industrial Safety; SAE-121  –  3 credits

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certificatons/Licenses:

  • Preparation for State of Maine Commercial Vehicle Inspection Exam; Class A, B, & C
  • Preparation for ASE Air Brakes Certifiction Exam
  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate
  • Oxy-Acetylene Training Certificate
  • CPR Certification

Colleges and post-secondary programs affiliated with this program include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Nothern Maine Community College
  • Washington County Community College
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships

Diagnostics (PM ONLY)

Learn the proper way to measure, diagnose and rebuild a diesel powered engine.This challenging program includes electrical, electronics, engine performance, and electronic repair procedures on trucks and other equipment. In addition, the program also covers safety review and updates, 10 hour OSHA card, diesel engine operation and repair, drive train operation and repair, ABS brake systems, Maine State Inspection class A, D, and E, plus ASE certifications and the chance to continue with paid employment opportunities.

Students enrolling must either have completed Heavy Equipment Maintenance/ Repair, or are seniors on track to Engineering at University Maine Orono, Maine Maritime Academy or other applied engineering college.

College credits “dual enrollment, articulation agreement” opportunities:

  • 2 credits, ATH- 175 Motor Vehicle Inspection


Pre-requisite Academic Courses:

  • Ability to Read, Comprehend, & Write at a High School Level



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .