Diesel Technology program.

Diesel Technology

On the road to a great career!

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.

What are my career choices?

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. 

What classes do I have to take?

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. 

Can I specialize my degree, diploma or certificate options?

Sure! You can choose specific technical courses that best match your interests. You can earn the following:

Associate in Applied Science Degree:

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


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


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

To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Online Course Catalog

What are the admission requirements?

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.

Other Important Information

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and all instructors are Dual Master Certified ASE Technicians.

Where do I start?

You can learn more about your options in the Diesel Technology Program by looking at the Online Advising Manual.


Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Counseling Center
RPC 1st Floor Room 106
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY  42701
(270) 706-8803
Program Coordinator:
Jerry Clemons
(270) 706-8652 or Toll free: (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68652
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