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Diesel Technology

Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks. The trucking industry is growing, along with job opportunities for skilled technicians.

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What is Diesel Technology?

The Diesel Technology Program prepares students to become Diesel Service Technicians. Students gain skills to analyze malfunctions and to rebuild and maintain construction equipment. Additionally, students learn electronic engine diagnostic repairs using the latest electronic equipment and manufacturing software from Caterpillar and Cummins.

What are my career choices?

Diesel service technicians and mechanics are employed in almost every industry, particularly those that use trucks, buses, and equipment to haul, deliver, and transport materials, goods, and people. The largest employer is the truck transportation industry. Nearly every area of the country employs diesel service technicians and mechanics, although most work is found in towns and cities where trucking companies, bus lines, and other fleet owners have large operations.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper - Certificate: 20 Total credit hours Requirements
Agriculture Equipment Technician - Diploma: 50-55 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Diesel Engine Mechanic - Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic - Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Fluid Power Mechanic - Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic - Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic - Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Preventative Maintenance Mechanic - Certificate: 13 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty adviser to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Jamie Mitchell

Diesel Technology 

Instructor/Program Coordinator