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Diesel Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree (FP)
Certificate of Proficiency (FP)
Certificate of Specialization (FP)

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology is a 65-credit-hour program that prepares graduates for positions repairing diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, preventive maintenance, drive train, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

Certificate of Proficiency in Diesel Technology is a 45-credit-hour program for persons desiring positions repairing diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, preventative maintenance, drive train, and heating and air-conditioning.

Certificate of Specialization in Diesel Technology is an 18-credit-hour program that prepares students to become repair technicians. Graduates will be qualified for positions requiring diagnosis and repair of diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, and electrical and electronic systems.
 
This program prepares students for careers as medium/heavy truck repair technicians. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in new vehicle dealerships, truck and bus leasing companies, street and highway departments and metropolitan transit facilities.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is expected to increase at an average rate through the year 2014. The department also states that openings will result from employment growth and opportunities created from the need to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations.