Experiential Learning and Career Success

Experiential Learning
and Career Success

Diesel Technology

Why a degree in Diesel Technology?

Students in the Diesel Technology program train to be diesel mechanics that repair diesel-powered trucks and heavy equipment. Students study hydraulics, electrical systems, fuel systems, power trains, air conditioning, brakes and suspension, engine theory, and engine diagnosis, beginning with basic principles and proceeding to an advanced level of system technology. Along with these core courses, students take classes in welding, machining, computers, communications, and math. Students are eligible for a host of opportunities in the field after completion of the program. Students are able to work in heavy truck shops, construction equipment shops, independent truck and construction shop dealerships, and factories/manufacturers. 

Sample Occupations

  • Construction Equipment Technician
  • Fluid Power Technician
  • Power Generation Technician
  • Stationary Engine Technician
  • Diesel Truck Technician