Diesel Technology

Diploma, 69 Credits

COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters

What about a career in Diesel Equipment repair?

The Diesel Technology program offers the appeal of a wide variety of challenges as you learn to diagnose and solve diesel equipment problems on commercial vehicles. Our students begin by learning theory of operation for modern diesel-powered equipment. You will soon progress to basic maintenance procedures and minor repairs. Advanced training in this comprehensive program includes diagnostic skills for many vehicle systems including those that are electronically controlled.

You can look forward to working in a state-of-the-art lab and guidance from highly-qualified instructors who frequently attend industry training. Our courses keep lecture and classroom study to a minimum, emphasizing a "hands-on" approach to training.

An active advisory committee made up of local employers assures that the program's curriculum remains current. An internship is included in our program plan.

Typical Work Tasks

From CAREERwise.org

People who work in this career often:

  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Measure equipment outputs.

    Employment Outlook

    Graduates of our diesel training programs have traditionally enjoyed high job placement success. Diesel Technology continues to be a vital link in the nation's economy and you can look forward to a rewarding career.

    Where do Bus and Truck Mechanics most often work?

    From CAREERwise.org

    In Minnesota, there are 6,120 workers employed in this medium-sized career.


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    Last Updated: March 1, 2017

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