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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

Four-Year Diesel & Heavy Equipment

About the Program

DHE is the second most popular four-year option. Students will learn about Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment and On Highway trucks. Although only 25% of our majors pursue this option, 50% of our graduates will accept a DHE career.

The DHE industry is by far expanding faster than other industries. The department receives weekly inquiries from employers seeking our graduates. We currently need more students to satisfy the demand by industry. This degree option also earns graduates some of the highest salaries in the industry.

One especially "booming" industry is the large construction companies which are building today's infrastructure. They need DHE graduates to manage their equipment and fleets.

Courses offered in this emphasis include:

MFGET 162 Welding Processes and Procedures
AT 416 Fluid Power
AT 418 Failure Analysis
AT 611 Diesel Engine Fundamentals
AT 630 On-Highway Systems
AT 640 Off-Highway Systems
AT 654 Adv. Hydraulic Systems & Off-Highway Lab

Contact Information

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Coordinator

Dr. Tim Dell
Associate Professor