Diesel Equipment Technology
Our Diesel Equipment Technology Program will provide you with the competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including but not limited to agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment.
You will learn to inspect as well as repair and maintain engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, air conditioning, and brake systems. Additionally, you may earn multiple industry-accredited certifications in each area of concentration over a course of 14 consecutive months.
Experienced faculty will prepare you for an entry-level diesel technician position in the heavy-duty truck and heavy equipment industry. The curriculum utilizes both the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Medium/Heavy Truck standards and the Standards for Construction Equipment Technology (AED). These documents serve as national standards for certification of medium/heavy truck and construction equipment technician programs.
Areas of Specialty Training
- Electronic Controlled Diesel Engines
- Hydraulic and Mechanical Power Trains
- Basic and Advanced Hydraulics
- Electrical and Electronic Systems
- Mobile Air Conditioning and Heating
- Preventive Maintenance
- Steering and Suspension Systems
- Air Brakes
Graduates go to work at local dealerships that sell and service heavy-duty trucks and or Industrial equipment such as dozers, excavators, backhoes, logging equipment, etc. The average annual income for these positions is $50,000 at the state level.
The Diesel Equipment Technology Program offers 12–14 students the flexibility of beginning this program five times a year: January, March, June, August, and October.
Sponsors of the Diesel Technology Academy include Stribling Equipment, Empire Truck Sales, and Total Transportation. 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.
Important Program Information
- DEGREES / CERTIFICATES
- Associate of Applied Science
- Career Certificate
- Technical Certificate
Our program offers an accelerated transition pathway of a career certificate at the successful completion of 30 semester credit hours, a technical certificate for transportation (medium to heavy trucks) option at the successful completion of 45 semester credit hours, or a technical certificate for heavy equipment option at the successful completion of 45 semester credit hours.
You will have the opportunity to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Equipment Technology degree (AAS-DET) simultaneously, or after completion of the technical certificate, by successfully completing the required 15 to 16 semester credit hours of approved college-level academic courses.
Students seeking admission to this program must meet, interview, and test with the Diesel Equipment Technology chairperson and/or Navigator as well as submit high school/GED/College transcripts, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores, and complete the application for admission.
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