Diesel Equipment Technology Program at Hinds Community College

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Diesel Equipment Technology

Diesel Equipment Technology Program at Hinds Community College

The Diesel Equipment Technology program is an instructional program that prepares individuals for employment in the field by providing classroom instruction and laboratory experiences using equipment comparable to that found in industry. The curriculum is based upon the ASE Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Training Programs, which serves as a national standard for certification of technicians. Upon successful completion of the program, the students are awarded a Certificate.

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Diesel Equipment Technology Program at Hinds Community College

Possible Degrees

See the online catalog for courses you will take:   

•  Diesel Equipment Technology - AAS
•  Diesel Equipment Technology - CC
•  Diesel Equipment Technology - TC

Areas of Specialty Training

  • Fundamentals of Equipment Mechanics

  • Hydraulic Brake Systems

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems

  • Preventive Maintenance and Service

  • Power Trains and Diesel Fuel Systems

  • Hydraulics and Computerized Engine Control Systems

  • Advanced Brake Systems and Engine Rebuilding

  • Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

  • Engine Trouble Shooting and Tune-up

  • Suspension and Steering Systems

  • Welding and Auxiliary Systems

  • Fluid Power Trains and Transport Refrigeration

  • Special Projects and Supervised Work Experience


Employment Potential           

Students will find the Diesel Equipment Technology program a reliable and thorough training ground for employment in the heavy equipment repair industry. The program has an excellent reputation with local industries looking for skilled workers and placement of students who complete the program is a top priority. Typical jobs filled by students who have completed this program include fleet preventative maintenance technicians, truck or truck engine dealer technicians, or material handling equipment repair with an entry-level salary range of $9 to $14 hourly.

Contact Information

Raymond Campus

601.857.3424 or 601.857.3478