Since 1985, Massasoit’s Diesel Technology Program has been preparing students with an up-to-date, broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to work within the dynamic field of diesel technology. Through classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory instruction, the program is designed to train diesel technicians who can maintain, repair, and overhaul diesel engines and support systems. Students can enroll in a 2-year Associate in Applied Science program with options to focus on Heavy Equipment or Hydraulics. We also offer a 1-year certificate program for students that prepare them for work in the diesel field.

Massasoit’s program fills a growing and in demand industry need for qualified technicians. Employer partnerships include Milton Cat, Waste Management, Eversource, Boston Freightliner, and Monroe Tractor to name a few. It is the only diesel technology degree program in Massachusetts, attracting students from as far away as Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. The Diesel Technology program is accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation, a recipient of the Cat Dealer Excellence Fund, and is also a recognized school in the Get Ahead Program through the college’s sponsored dealer Boston Freightliner (Daimler Trucks North America). Our affiliation allows students access to Freightliner chassis and Detroit engine online training programs to earn additional systems certifications in each area.

Truck Techs Get Ahead
AED Foundation

Caterpillar Foundation


  • # MassTransfer eligible program
  • * Selective admissions program
  • ^ Not Financial Aid Eligible