Heavy Diesel Equipment/Crane Technician, Level 2 Certificate


Program Information

The Heavy Diesel Equipment/Crane Technology Level 2 Certificate will prepare students for a career in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines and the electrical components of off-road heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts, and other various equipment. Topics of study will focus on the knowledge and technical skills students need to obtain entry-level employment.

Career Opportunities

The Texas Workforce Commission projects that Texas will need over 9,000 additional crane operators from 2020-2030.

Crane operators work in many industries including:

  • Merchant wholesalers
  • Iron and steel mills
  • Machine shops
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Earning Potential

Crane and Tower Operators: $64,1851


Source: texaswages.com, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2022

For more information, students may contact North campus at 281-998-6350, x7376.


North Campus


Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

Plan of Study


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First TermCredits
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
CETT 1302 Electricity Principles 3
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I 3
ELPT 1315 Electrical Calculations I 3
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
Second Term
DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 4
DEMR 1316 Basic Hydraulics 3
DEMR 1413 Fuel Systems 4
DEMR 1317 Basic Brake Systems 3
Second Year
First Term
ELPT 2319 Programmable Logic Controllers I 3
DEMR 1423
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
or Transformers
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 2435 Advanced Hydraulics 4
 Total Credits45

Capstone Experience: DEMR 2435 Advanced Hydraulics