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Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician

The Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician program educates and mentors students in the latest technology, equipment, ideals, and fuel systems that power the diesel and heavy equipment industry today and in the future both close to home and at locations worldwide. It prepares students for lifelong learning and skill development, help students realize their potential to be successful at their careers and improve our community, economy and environment.

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Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program graduates enjoy enjoy an elite status among industries requiring their skill.

The demand is high for competent and skilled technicians in the transportation industry, and numerous employment opportunities await the students who successfully complete any of eleven certificate or degree programs offered through LWTech's Transportation and Logistics program. Students receive the highest caliber of training and instruction in an environment that provides a unique opportunity to learn state of the art skills.


Degrees and Certificates

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician, AAS

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician, Certificate of Proficiency


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Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.



Gary Smith
(425) 739-8367
Office: E160
Hours: Daily, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

TDD: (425) 739-8109

Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034


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Gary Smith

Gary Smith
Full-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8367

Gary Smith is a Master ASE certified engineer. He's worked at Caterpillar Tractor in Peoria, Illinois, at AMBAC/United Tech in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Robert Bosch Fuel Injectors in Long Island, New York. He's certified in Track Vehicle Repair by the U.S. Marine Corps and Diesel Equipment Technology by SSCC. Locally he has completed a four-year apprenticeship and achieved Journeyman status with Local #289 in Washington state.