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?

Degree

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree - Diesel Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree - Agriculture Diesel Technician Track

Diploma

  • Agriculture Equipment Technician Diploma

Certificates

  • Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper
  • Agriculture Equipment Technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Electrical/ Electronics Systems Mechanic
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Preventative Maintenance Mechanic

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.

 

Program Contact

Jacob Dougherty
Diesel Technology Technology
Instructor/Program Coordinator
jdougherty0006@kctcs.edu