Modern diesel engines require highly skilled mechanics to repair and maintain them. The diesel Technology program provides students with the skills needed to analyze malfunctions, repair, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, agriculture equipment, and medium and heavy trucks. Students are provided instruction and experience in systems such as diesel engines, fuel injection, onboard computers, transmissions, steering and suspension, and brakes.
Most diesel mechanics and technicians are employed by independent repair shops and businesses such as truck sales and service, construction companies, mining companies, and state highway departments.
Admission to the college.
This is a four semester program with two five-week classes to be taken in the summer semester (welding and undercarriage). Students can finish in four semesters to obtain the Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Degree.