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Diesel Technology

Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Program Contact
Shannon McCarty
Diesel Technology Program Coordinator
606.326.2473
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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 options?

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.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

General Occupational/Technical Studies AAS: 60-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Agriculture Equipment Technician - Diploma: 50-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Construction Equipment Technician - Diploma: 53-58 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Medium and Heavy Truck Technician - Diploma: 50-55 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper - Certificate: 20 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper - Certificate: 23 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Diesel Engine Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Diesel Steering & Suspension Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Fluid Power Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper - Certificate: 30 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Preventive Maintenance Mechanic - Certificate: 13 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Undercarriage Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements

How Do I Pay For This?

What Else Do I Need to Know?

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.

Accreditation

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

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