Diesel and Heavy Equipment

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Degree

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Undergraduate Degree

This program allows those who have completed an associate degree in diesel technology with at least a 2.5 GPA to take their career to the next level. Its 60-credit hours are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of diesel and heavy equipment. Pittsburg State will accept up 64 college credit hours. In as little as two years, students will leave Pittsburg State having earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree and be well prepared to succeed in the workforce.

Why Pitt State?

This program provides you with complete instruction in technology management, theory, logic, leadership and business skills to broaden your knowledge, better prepare you for managerial positions and make you a more valuable employee.

Our laboratory, located within the Kansas Technology Center, features state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Much of it is provided by our industry partners which allows students to train on the same equipment they’ll find in the workplace.

You’ll also be able to access on-campus housing, as well as additional scholarship and internship opportunities.

Career Options

According to the Bureau of Labor Standards, the annual median income for this field ranges between $44,000 and $47,000, depending upon your career choice. Some graduates have accepted much higher job offers. There are many career options available industries that include:

  • Agricultural
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Forestry
  • Marine
  • Railroads
  • Transportation
  • And many more

Internship and research opportunities

Students have ample opportunities, and are encouraged, to intern at some of the nation’s largest companies. Pittsburg State students have found themselves interning throughout the world for companies such as Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, AGCO, Cummins, Eaton, Kiewit, GE, John Deere and many others.

Learn more about the Department of Automotive Technology

Located within the Kansas Technology Center, the Department of Automotive Technology is recognized by industry as offering one of the best academic programs in the nation. Our professors are accomplished professionals with industry experience and our laboratories offer students access to the latest technology. Learn more about our department and discover why you belong at Pittsburg State University.


Students in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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