Diesel is more than just trucks; it’s a driving force behind today’s economy.  Diesel Technicians can obtain employment servicing farm equipment, tractor trailers, oil rigs, power plants, school buses, cargo ships, and construction vehicles just to name a few, and CDL drivers are needed across the state.

The Diesel program provides students with knowledge and laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, repair, service and maintenance of diesel equipment.  Preventive maintenance and the importance of high-quality workmanship are stressed.

We have three options in the Diesel Technology Program: 

1. Tractor and Trailer Operations (CDL) Certificate of Proficiency  

The Tractor and Trailer Operations Certificate of Proficiency provides students with a basic knowledge and laboratory experiences in the operation of tractor and trailer unit for the purpose of completing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam. Any student holding a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will receive credit for the CDL courses upon completion of the program.  

Major Requirements: 17 hours

CDL 1013 Servicing Road Tractors and Trailers
CDL 1024 Tractor/Trailer Operation
DTT 1053 Diesel Fundamentals
BUS 1021 Tech Keyboarding   (Lab)
CDL 1033 Tractor/Trailer Operation Internship
MAT 1203 Technical Mathematics

2. Diesel Technology Technical Certificate

The Diesel Technology program provides students with knowledge and laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, repair, service and maintenance of diesel equipment.  Preventive maintenance and the importance of high-quality workmanship are stressed.  Any student holding a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will receive credit for the CDL courses upon completion of the program.  

Major Requirements: 39 hours

CDL 1024 Tractor/Trailer Operation
DTT 1053 Diesel Fundamentals
CDL 1013 Servicing Road Tractors and Trailers
MAT 1203 Technical Mathematics
BUS 1021 Tech Keyboarding   (Lab)
CDL 1033 Tractor/Trailer Operation Practicum/Internship
DTT 1034 Diesel Engines
DTT 1023 Brake Systems
DTT 1062 Electrical/Electronic Systems
DTT 1042 Diesel Fuel Injection Systems
CFA 1103 Computer Fundamentals
DTT 1012 Air Conditioning Systems
COM 1203 Technical Communications
DTT 1073 Power Trains

3.  Associate of Applied Science in General Technology with an emphasis in Diesel Technology