Diesel Technician

Students develop the skills necessary to repair, maintain, diagnose malfunctions and prescribe corrective action for:
  • maintain diesel-powered highway vehicles
  • industrial equipment
  • marine vehicles and equipment
Coursework emphasizes:
  • diesel service management
  • theory and skills of refrigeration, electronic and mechanical fuel injection
  • chassis maintenance
  • vehicle inspection and tune-up
  • engine overhaul and transmission repair
  • brake service
  • handling hazardous waste
Opportunity to earn certification in:
  • Stationary Refrigeration (608)
  • Motor Vehicle Air-Conditioning (609)
  • Allison Transmission Certification
  • Level 1 Eaton Hybrid Certification

Graduates are prepared to take the Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspection Examination and upon graduating from the program and securing two years of diesel National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Examination in heavy duty truck mechanics.

Program Specs

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About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for diesel service technicians and mechanics was $42,320 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,820, and the top 10 percent earned more than $63,250.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Freight Trucking 32,020 $19.20 $39,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,160 $24.35 $50,640
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,950 $21.06 $43,810
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 18,320 $19.36 $40,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 13,740 $18.50 $38,480

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Gainful Employment Report

Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniform (required for all labs)

  • coveralls
  • Leather work shoes or boots
  • Glasses, safety, clear lens/black frames

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Diesel Performance Technicians Association

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Diesel Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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