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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.

What is Diesel Technology?

Are you a fan of the big rigs? Do you like solving problems and working with your hands? Are you interested in math, science and electronic diagnostics? Becoming a diesel mechanic may be a satisfying career for you! Students learn to operate and repair diesel engines, fuel injection systems, onboard computers, and transmission, steering, suspension and brake systems. We have employers who are ready to hire our students, and this program qualifies for free college tuition through the Work Ready Scholarship.

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. Our graduates will be employed by Whayne Supply Company, World Wide Equipment, Kentucky Freightliner, FleetPride, and UPS. 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.

 

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Diesel Engine Mechanic Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper Certificate: 30 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Diploma: 52-55 Total CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Diesel Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree: 64 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

Program Contact

Doyle Howard

Diesel Technology

Program Coordinator

270.861.6927

Doyle.Howard@kctcs.edu