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The heavy truck diesel degree is designed to introduce and prepare students for a career in this fast growing field of study. New strict emission standards and advanced computer electronic systems have created a desperate need for skilled technicians that have a good understanding of these high tech computer controlled systems. Classroom theory and live lab assisted hands-on training will be the cornerstones of this program as it focuses on the current and future needs of the industry.

This is a hands-on training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be successful in the field as students learn how to diagnose and repair high-tech systems. Students receive hands-on experience on up to date repair and diagnostic equipment used in the diesel engine industry by ASE certified instructors. This program will prepare students for entry level employment with companies that require training in areas such as: electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, and engine repair. Students are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE.

Our Graduates

Our Graduates are sought after by local employers when they need heavy truck or diesel engine service technicians at places such as new truck dealerships, independent repair shops, parts stores, construction or farm equipment repair facilities, or even start their own business!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Certificates

Advanced Diesel Electronics Controls
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Truck Chassis Systems
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Diesel Heavy Truck Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

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NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Diesel Technology program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: