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Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks. The trucking industry is growing, along with job opportunities for skilled technicians.

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What is Diesel Technology?

Are you a fan of the big rigs? Do you like solving problems and working with your hands? Are you interested in math, science and electronic diagnostics? Becoming a diesel mechanic may be a satisfying career for you! Students learn to operate and repair diesel engines, fuel injection systems, onboard computers, and transmission, steering, suspension and brake systems.

What are my career choices?

Diesel service technicians and mechanics are employed in almost every industry, particularly those that use trucks, buses, and equipment to haul, deliver, and transport materials, goods, and people. The largest employer is the truck transportation industry. Nearly every area of the country employs diesel service technicians and mechanics, although most work is found in towns and cities where trucking companies, bus lines, and other fleet owners have large operations.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Diesel Technology - AAS: Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Track: 62-64 Total credit hours Academic Plan
Diesel Technology - Diploma: Medium and Heavy Truck Technician: 50-55 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Academic Plan
Diesel Engine Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Diesel Steering & Suspension Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Fluid Power Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours  Academic Plan
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper - Certificate: 30 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan
Preventive Maintenance Mechanic - Certificate: 13 Total Credit Hours Academic Plan

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

This program is participating in Gateway's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and is committed to enhancing employability skills for students. Click here for more information about our QEP.

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Program Contact

Rodney Foltz

Diesel Technology Coordinator/Instructor

(859) 442-4118

rodney.foltz@kctcs.edu
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