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May 18, 2007

Gwinnett Tech adds program to meet automotive industry demands
Heavy equipment service technician program addresses fast growing business need in state


Gwinnett Technical College has added the new heavy equipment service technician program to the college’s automotive service technology division, rounding out the college’s repertoire of a dozen existing dozen automotive programs.

The program is being introduced at Gwinnett Tech in response to industry demands. This is one of the fastest growing and high need areas in Georgia, as identified by the Department of Labor, and Gwinnett Tech created the program to meet the needs of its business customers and partners.

Many of these business partners, like John D. Stephens, Tractor and Equipment Company, Briggs Construction, Ingersoll Rand and Hertz Equipment Rental are sponsoring the program, which includes a five-week paid internship. These internships hold the potential to lead to full-time job placement.

The program addresses some of the primary elements of the field, including the fundamentals of diesel engines, electrical systems, power trains and hydraulics, to name just a few.

Upon completion of this new program in the service technology program at Gwinnett Tech, students enter the field as heavy equipment service technicians working with diesel equipment, truck/bus rental equipment and repair facilities.

The new heavy equipment service technician certificate program can be completed in less than a year.

Learn more about the new heavy equipment service technician program or other automotive service technology programs, by contacting Gwinnett Tech at 770-962-7580 or online at

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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