What is Diesel Technology (DESL)?
The Diesel Technology program prepares students for a career in the growing diesel technology field. Using the latest equipment and technologies, the curriculum is built upon a foundation that includes the fundamentals of compression ignited internal combustion engines and their variations, shop safety, shop operations, brakes, drive trains, suspension, steering, electrical/electronic systems and heat/air conditioning.
The curriculum addresses the latest technology in engine repair, hydraulic and electrical systems, test procedures and diagnostics, and power generation. The internship courses provide opportunities to interact with industry in real-world scenarios, building confidence and skills needed to succeed. Rounding out the associate degree program are general education courses that give you the background necessary for successful employment.
Is it for you?
Diesel Technology is for you if you love big rigs; possess mechanical aptitude, good math skills and strong communications skills; and enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and solving problems.
Jobs and Salary Expectations
After completing the program and passing the ASE Diesel Services certification, you will be qualified to repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses and locomotives. Other diesel technicians and mechanics work on heavy vehicles and mobile equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors and combines. Technicians also repair diesel-powered passenger automobiles, light trucks and boats.
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