Diesel Equipment Technology

 

Information about this exciting field:

“Service and repair” might sound simple, but it’s not.  The dynamic diesel equipment industry has been rapidly changing as a result of advances in electronically controlled systems, computers, and on-board diagnostic systems.  Advanced diagnostic, troubleshooting, maintenance, and analytical skills are absolutely essential to the service and repair of today’s sophisticated diesel-powered equipment.  There’s a growing demand for training and skilled technicians in this rapidly growing field.  There could be a challenging job out there waiting for you!

Is this program for me?

The Diesel Equipment Technology program emphasizes truck repair theory as well as practical workplace application.  From Diesel Engines to Heavy Equipment Generators, we’ll teach you what you need to know to get started in this exciting field.  Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Diesel Equipment Technology graduate:

  • Physical strength, stamina, agility
  • Comfortable working indoors or outdoors
  • Adept at using complex tools and computers
  • Consistently follow strict safety guidelines and procedures
  • Manual dexterity
Coursework includes:
  • Diesel Engines
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems

Where might I find a job?

There are various types of jobs available to diesel equipment technicians.  Some are government employees, while others are employed by trucking companies, bus lines, fleet owners, construction companies, heavy equipment dealerships, retail/wholesale corporations, manufacturing companies, and maintenance facilities.  Some are successfully self-employed.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gainful Employment Report

Diesel Equipment Technology Gainful Employment Report

Campus Location

Diesel Equipment Technology courses are offered at the North Metro Campus.

Faculty

  • Mike Smith

Diploma

Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma

 

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