Heavy Equipment Technician:

    The Heavy Equipment Technician program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Train to troubleshoot and repair “the big stuff” including: heavy equipment, farm equipment, trucks, and stationary gas and diesel engines. Earn Certifications in heavy duty gas and diesel engines, transmissions, electrical, or brakes.

                       Tom Slater

    Paraprofessional:         Ron Herin


    Free College Credit for Heavy Equipment Program Offerings:


    Credit Type


    Ferris State University



    Baker College




    *Articulated Credit  - NC RESA has Articulation Agreements with several colleges for articulation of credit from NCCTC programs to the institutional programs. A student successfully completing a competency exam for each course is awarded credit if the student enrolls in courses at that college as either a full or part-time student within a given period of time after graduation (usually one year). These credits are not transferable to other post-secondary institutions.

    Special Features:

    Licensing - Students may earn occupational licensing opportunities including: Heavy Duty Gas/Diesel Engines, Transmissions, Electrical, or Brakes.

    Academic Credit- Students successfully completing a program at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center may earn credit for one of the following Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements including: 4th Year Math, Visual, Performing and Applied Arts, and On-Line credit. Please contact your local counselor for more information.

    Work-Based Learning Opportunities- Available to qualified students for the purpose of bridging the gap between Career and Education by providing opportunities to foster professional relationships with local employers.

    Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) - Students participate in program CTSOs focusing on leadership, public speaking, conducting/participating in meetings, civic responsibility, and community service projects.