All students applying for this program are REQUIRED to RSVP for and attend a Tuesday Info Session. Sessions are now available both virtually and in-person.
If you're interested in our transportation programs at DCTC, you should join us for our Transportation Showcase on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|Heavy Construction Equipment Technology - A.A.S. Degree||72 cr.||On Campus|
|Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic - Diploma||64 cr.||On Campus|
|Heavy Construction Equipment Maintenance - Certificate||29 cr.||On Campus|
|Download the Heavy Construction Equipment Technology DatasheetProgram Datasheet:|
Coursework prepares students to succeed as well-trained, mechanically minded, hard-working technicians with heavy equipment dealers and contractors. Instruction involves classroom theory, live shop demonstrations, and repair of heavy equipment currently used in industry. Making repairs on actual equipment is vital to skill development.
The Heavy Construction Equipment program is accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AED).
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
|Heavy Construction Equipment Technology
A.A.S. Degree • 72 credits
|Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic
Diploma • 64 credits
|Heavy Construction Equipment Maintenance
Certificate • 29 credits
|Tools/Equipment||$5,000 (min. up to $15,000)||$5,000 (min. up to $15,000)||$5,000 (min. up to $15,000)|
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
Heavy equipment dealers and earth-moving contractors are top employers. Jobs are also available with mining and logging companies. Most mechanics work in indoor shops, but experienced field service technicians travel to job sites to perform repairs.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for heavy equipment mechanics is expected to grow 3.5 percent in Minnesota by the year 2028. There will be a need for about 3,448 new Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
Transferology is used to find out how your courses might transfer to DCTC and any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account for free and create a plan now!
The Heavy Construction Equipment Technology program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student and alumni success as well as the accomplishments of our heavy construction equipment instructors.
View more Heavy Construction Equipment Technology News Stories!
As a student in DCTC's Heavy Construction Equipment Technology program, you can advance your professional development by networking with industry leaders and fellow technicians as well as through involvement in student organizations on campus.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.