Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills for employment as a service technician in a heavy truck or heavy machinery dealership.  Intensive course work, laboratory experience, use of equipment-specific electronic media and technology, and on-the-job training, along with a broad understanding of principles and theories, cultivate critical diagnostic and repair skills.  Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter the work force as an apprentice technician within the heavy duty diesel industry (Class 8 Trucks, Construction, Marine, Power Generation, Agriculture, and Mining). 

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment program will be able to:

  • use electronic media for retrieval of technical repair information. 
  • evaluate diagnostic procedures.
  • perform repair procedures correctly in an efficient time frame.
  • employ communication and language skills as it relates to Diesel Technology.