Working with your hands is necessary to maintain reliable, large-scale Diesel Engines necessary for transportation and operating large equipment. Our Diesel Technology Program equips you with the skills to tackle these important pieces of machinery.
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What to Know at a Glance
2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester certificate (15 sch)
A blend of face-to-face and online
Full time; Day classes
Where it is offered
About Diesel Technology
Diesel engines keep trucks on the road and keep boats and important heavy equipment running. As long as society depends on these machines to get big jobs done, demand will be high for trained workers who can repair and maintain them.
You’ll learn basic Diesel engine maintenance, hydraulics, powertrain and engine diagnostics, and more to prepare you for a career ensuring the machinery crucial for a functional society stays running.
Diesel Engine I
An introduction to the basic principles of diesel engines and systems.
Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting
Advanced concepts and skills required for tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines. Emphasis on the science of diagnostics with a common sense approach.
Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II
Continuation of Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I. Coverage of testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems and specialized tools.
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Customer Service
Possible Careers and Salaries
Diesel Engine Specialist
Farm Equipment Mechanic
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors
Approximate total program cost for in-district (Bowie County residents) for the Diesel Technology Program is $7,110.