Explore Academic Programs - Diesel Technology


Central Texas College is one of the most qualified institutions to learn diesel training. With our highly-trained personnel, state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch facilities, students will receive the highest level of education available.

America is dependent on vehicles, machinery and equipment run by diesel-powered engines. Diesel trucks transport goods, foods and materials throughout the country. Diesel buses provide transportation for millions of people locally and transcontinental. Diesel farm equipment is used for planting and harvesting crops. Construction of roads, buildings and other structures is made possible with diesel-powered equipment. Large power plants, ships and other marine operations also make use of diesel-powered engines.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Bus and truck mechanic and diesel engine specialist

Potential Earnings: $21.40 hourly, $44,520 annually

Market Growth Rate: faster than average (9 - 13%)


Motorboat mechanic and service technician

Potential Earnings: $18.41 hourly, $38,280 annually

Market Growth Rate: slower than average (2 - 4%)

Farm equipment mechanic and service technician

Potential Earnings: $17.82 hourly, $37,050 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (5 - 8%)


Degrees and Certificates

This competency-based program allows you to begin at any time and work at your own pace with convenient hours to fit your schedule. The certificates of completion within this program provide flexibility to accommodate the special needs of each student.

The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the diesel repair field. Students are taught using a “systems” approach (engines, aftertreatment, power trains, hydraulics, etc.) which allows you to enter any one of the many separate fields of diesel repair. The program provides entry-level, industry-validated, hands-on instruction in using the latest technologies in diesel technology.

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Certificate of Completion

Diesel Technician - Self-Paced Certificate Level II

49 credit hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion

Diesel Engine Specialist - Self-Paced Certificate Level I 

34 credit hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion

Diesel System Specialist - Self-Paced Certificate Level I

31 credit hours,

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion

Industrial Diesel Certificate - Self-Paced Certificate Level I

19 credit hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Associate of Applied Science

Diesel Engine Mechanic and Maintainer

49 credit hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend