These programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the diesel repair field. They are taught using a "systems" approach (engines, power trains, hydraulics, etc.) which would allow the student to enter any one of the many separate fields of diesel repair (trucks/transportation construction equipment, agriculture, etc.). They provide entry-level, industry-validated, hands-on training in diesel service and repair using the latest technologies in diesel systems, tools and equipment. Studies include shop operations, tools and equipment, engine fundamentals, electrical and electronic systems, mechanical and electronic fuel systems, auxiliary systems, power trains (automatic and standard), hydraulics, engine rebuild, cylinder head service, diagnostics and tune-up, brake systems (air and ABS), steering and suspension, welding and A/C systems (certificate program only).

The Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer AAS degree programs include additional academic courses. The technical content of both programs is basically the same. Diesel specialization (rebuilder, power trains, hydraulics, etc.) or update training is available in either program. These programs will prepare the student to take the Medium/Heavy Truck ASE certification tests. Interactive computer-aided training is used to enhance some courses.

You must see a Skills Center Counselor before enrollment.

Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Diesel Engine Technician and Maintainer (AAS)
60 credit hours
Diesel Technician (CC)
Self-Paced Level II
45 credit hours, 1648 clock hours
 Central Campus Day
Basic Diesel Technician (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
19 credit hours, 608 clock hours
 Central Campus Day
Diesel System Specialist (CC)
Self-Paced Level I
19 credit hours, 592 clock hours
 Central Campus Day
Course Descriptions

The instructional staff has an average of 39 years of field and teaching experience. Other qualifications include manufacturer training for Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel Electronic Engines and Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling certification. Their technical expertise is kept current by attending update seminars, trade shows and manufacturer training.

The Diesel Technician Self-Paced Certificate program is available at central campus only. The Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer AAS degree program is available at central campus and various continental and international sites. For more information, see Program Options.

These are some employers that are looking for students who have completed the certificate in the Diesel program and are our advisors for the Diesel program.

Stewart & Stevenson Job Postings:

Cummins Gulf Region

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