The Diesel Technology program trains technicians to maintain, repair, and overhaul diesel engines and support systems. Through lectures and lab instructions, this program provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to work within the dynamic field of diesel technology. The Associate in Applied Science curriculum prepares students to enter the industry at the mechanic level. After gaining professional experience, graduates of the associate-level program have the potential to advance to shop foreman, service manager, branch manager, service writer, or field technical service representative.
Students learn how to disassemble and assemble various components used in the diesel industry to manufacturers’ standards. Key components of the program include diagnosing and repairing electrical components and wiring used in the diesel industry, as well as using manufacturers’ manuals in performing assigned work.
Students also learn to follow the safety standards of a heavy-equipment shop environment, apply theory and principles for proper maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of systems and components related to the construction, agricultural, marine, and transportation industries, and recognize potentially hazardous situations in the industrial workplace.