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Diesel Technology

Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks. The trucking industry is growing, along with job opportunities for skilled technicians.

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What is Diesel Technology?

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.

What are my career choices?

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Associate in Applied Science Degree - General Occupational Technical Studies


  • Construction Equipment Technician
  • Agriculture Equipment Technician 
  • Medium and Heavy Truck Technician


  • Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper
  • Diesel Air Condition Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic
  • Electrical/ Electronics Systems Mechanic
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic
  • Undercarriage Mechanic
  • Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper
  • Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic
  • Preventative Maintenance Mechanic
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


The Diesel Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation. 

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Shannon McCarty

Diesel Technology

Program Coordinator