Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Heavy Equipment Technology

Heavy Equipment Technology The Heavy Equipment Technology (HEQT) Associates degree program was implemented in 1959 in old army barracks with a single teacher. Today it is located in a modern 53,000 square foot facility, which is one of the largest and best equipped in the United States. The HEQT program emphasizes heavy equipment service for the agricultural, construction, forestry, trucking, and auxiliary industries.

Due to the technology revolution within the heavy equipment industry, in 1991 the Heavy Equipment Department implemented a one-of-a-kind BS degree - Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology (HSET). To this day, HSET is still the only BS degree of its kind in the nation. HSET programming provides instruction to develop the knowledge and skills required to test, diagnose, service, and repair multiple interfacing and technically sophisticated electrical/electronic systems used on equipment in the agricultural, construction, forestry, stationary power and trucking industries.

If you have an affinity for math and physical science and would like to have an exciting career that would continually challenge your knowledge and skills, we invite you to join us and be a part of our organization of technical professionals.

For more information contact:

Dan Wanink, Program Coordinator
Caryn Schonert, Department Secretary

Heavy Equipment Department
220 Sports Drive, HEC-203
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2810
FAX: (231) 591-2812
E-mail: heavy_equipment@ferris.edu

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