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Earn this certificate on your way to an Associate Degree in Diesel Technology

What is the Alternative Fuels & Emissions Certificate?
The Alternative Fuels and Emissions Certificate program provides workforce training opportunities through partnerships with employers that will prepare students for careers in the diesel industry. In order to address the employment gap in the diesel industry and the opportunity, Massasoit Community College has designed a comprehensive program to educate students in the classroom and on the job.

The Alternative Fuels and Emissions Certificate program prepares students for careers as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. Upon completion, students will have the basic skills needed to operate, diagnose, repair, and overhaul buses and trucks, including maintaining all types of diesel engines in the transportation, construction, and agricultural industry sectors. In partnership with Milton CAT and Waste Management, the program provides hands on instructions that will be transferred over into the workplace. Students can earn this certificate in as few as three consecutive semesters (24 credits) while on their way to completing an Associate Degree in Diesel Technology; the certificate is only available to students who are enrolled in Diesel Technology.

Massasoit’s Diesel Technology curriculum prepares students to enter the industry at the mechanic level. After gaining experience, graduates of the associate-level program can expect to move into a position with the potential of advancing to shop foreman, service manager, branch manager, service writer, or field technical service representative; some alumni even run their own businesses. The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting a 12 percent growth in employment for diesel engine specialists in Massachusetts, with 580 projected annual job openings through 2026.

The short-term certificate is designed to provide accessible training opportunities for individuals facing employment barriers, including those unemployed, underemployed, low-income, justice-involved individuals, and Veterans. 
The program provides an accelerated pathway to a post-secondary credential and employment in a high-demand field.
For more information about this exciting new program please contact Dean Carine Sauvignon at 508-588-9100 x2107 or by email at csauvigno@massasoit.mass.edu.


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