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SKYCTC to Launch Diesel Technology Program

Male student working on a diesel engine

GLASGOW, KY – Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) continues to collaborate with industry leaders to develop programs that meet the region’s workforce needs.  Skilled diesel technicians are in high demand in South Central Kentucky and SKYCTC is planning to fill this need through its new Diesel Technology program.

Diesel engines are the power behind our biggest machines including trucks, farm equipment, and moving vehicles. 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.

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.

“The Diesel Technology program will provide another opportunity for students while also answering the call of our region’s employers,” said SKYCTC Provost Dr. James B. McCaslin. “Our mission is to work with employers to create pathways that allow individuals in South Central Kentucky to secure positions that pay a family-sustaining wage.”

McCaslin noted that Fall semester classes are scheduled to begin in August and will be held in Glasgow at the Barren County Area Technology Center on Trojan Trail.  The program will be a collaboration between SKYCTC and the Barren County ATC, offering dual credit for high school students and evening courses for adults. 

Students will be able to pursue a variety of credentials ranging from a full Associates degree to seven separate certifications. Students will learn how to repair and maintain diesel engines and component support systems for a variety of machines, including semi-trucks, boats, and agricultural equipment.

The College is accepting applications for the Fall term. Scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available. Students can apply at https://southcentral.kctcs.edu.  To learn more about the Diesel Technology program at SKYCTC, go to https://skyctc.cc/diesel.