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If you're interested in a career repairing and servicing medium and heavy duty trucks, then this program is for you. Academic courses, theory courses and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the diesel technology repair field. You will get hands-on experience repairing late model, medium and heavy duty trucks.
Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow 11 percent from 2006 to 2016. Additional trucks and truck repairers will be needed to keep pace with the increasing volume of freight shipped nationwide. Graduates of the Diesel Technology program find employment in new truck dealerships, fleets, municipalities, independent repair facilities, specialty shops and agricultural repair shops.
You'll take a core of technology courses related to the service and repair of medium/heavy duty trucks, and general education courses. You then apply the skills you learn in a practicum/co-op course, usually taken in your last semester.
Sure! You can choose specific technical courses that best match your interests. You can earn the following:
Associate in Applied Science Degree:
To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Online Course Catalog.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult ECTC's college admission requirements for information on how to enroll in the college and apply for this program.
This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and all instructors are Dual Master Certified ASE Technicians.
You can learn more about your options in the Diesel Technology Program by looking at the Online Advising Manual.