Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology Program

Diesel Technology (AAS.DIME) 87-89 credit hours
Diesel Mechanic Heavy Line Repair Tech (CER.DIME.HLRT) 70 credit hours
Diesel Mechanic Light Line Repair Tech (CER.DIME.LLRT) 42 credit hours

The Diesel Technology Program provides the student with the necessary skills and theory to enter either the medium/heavy duty truck or the construction/mining equipment service and repair fields. The program is flexible to allow the student to enter at the beginning of any semester and to plan a schedule to meet his/her needs. Students receive a satisfactory rating through a combination of competency based task accomplishments and written testing. Co-requisite classes must be taken together.

The Basic Program

The shop...The curriculum used for the Diesel Technology Program is approved by the diesel advisory committee, and instruction follows guidelines for the trucking industry as specified by NATEF. Our program is monitored by an advisory board of local industry employers, and is revised based upon industry trends and changes.

Students will be instructed in the use of a variety of manufacturers computer based diagnostic and service information systems to include Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit, as well as several on-highway truck manufacturers.

Diesel instructors are industry trained and ASE certified with years of field experience.

Semi engine...Upon successful completion, students may earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in as little as two years. Major topics covered are: diesel power trains, hydraulic systems, braking systems, chassis systems, electrical/electronic systems, and air conditioning.



Job Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to enter the diesel field with skills and entry-level knowledge in on-highway trucks, and construction equipment.

Job opportunities abound in the Diesel Technology industry. There is and will continue to be a shortage of qualified technicians. The Diesel Technology field is a rewarding career field with a variety of employment opportunities. If you're good with your hands and have a natural curiosity for how machines work, this field is for you.

New Student Information

For more information, please call Jason Hayes at (505) 566-3319. Or send an email to hayesj@sanjuancollege.edu.