Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician


Lake Washington Institute of Technology Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program graduates enjoy an elite status among industries requiring their skill. 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, helps students realize their potential to be successful at their careers and improve our community, economy and environment.

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.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.


The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program has a waitlist. To get on the waitlist follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Take a placement assessment or send in former college transcripts
  3. Call (425) 739-8300 to make an advising appointment. The advisor will put you on the wait list at that time.

If there are alternative classes, such as general education courses you can take in the meantime while you wait for your name to be at the top of the list, you can talk to the advisor about that option. Students may wait anywhere from six months to more than a year to get in to take the specific Diesel & Heavy Equipment classes, so get on the wait list as soon as possible.  

Learn more about the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program waitlist.