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Automotive Technology Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. John Thompson

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Contact Person:
Heather Thomas

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Phone: 620-235-6189
Fax: 620-235-6190

N120 Kansas Technology Center Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway St. Pittsburg, KS 66762

Transfer Students - BAS Degree

Diesel & Heavy Equipment - BAS

For those who want to take their career to another level, this program offers students who have graduated from any corporate-affiliated (e.g., John Deere, Caterpillar, etc.) or generic diesel and heavy equipment service technician program the opportunity to extend their education and training at Pittsburg State University's College of Technology in Pittsburg, Kansas.

In fact, all associate degree graduates (with a minimum of 3.0 GPA) can automatically transfer up to 64 college credits to Pittsburg State. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (Diesel & Heavy Equipment Service) by taking an additional 60 hours from PSU, in as little as two years.

Why DHE?

Like the two-year technician programs, this bachelor degree gives you complete, hands-on training for a real-world job. But in addition, this four-year program gives you engineering technology, theory, logic, leadership and business skills to broaden your knowledge, better prepare you for management opportunities, and make you a more versatile employee. You'll also have access to on-campus housing, as well as scholarship and internship opportunities.  

  • Degree Requirements - University Catalog
    Program coursework is comprehensive, specialized, and well-rounded. Your course areas will include those similar to the types you took in the associate program, but with an emphasis in service management, manufacturing management, diesel and heavy equipment.
  • Program Guide
    The program guide for the BAS in Diesel & Heavy Equipment is intended to be used for planning purposes of a student's academic program and does not constitute a contract. Courses, graduation requirements and curricula are subject to change.


Contact Information

For more information on this program, please contact:

  • Dr. Tim Dell, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Coordinator
  • phone: 620-235-4182