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?

The skills needed to analyze malfunctions and repair, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, agriculture equipment, or medium and heavy trucks are emphasized in this program. You'll get instruction and experience in systems such as diesel engines, fuel injection, onboard computers, transmissions, steering and suspension, and brakes.

You must receive a grade of "C" or better to receive credit for successful completion of courses in the diesel technology curriculum.

For additional information please visit our Program Brochure.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$26,663
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low: $27k med: $40k high: $66k

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. Most diesel mechanics and technicians are employed by independent repair shops and businesses such as truck sales and service, construction companies, mining companies, and state highway departments.

Diesel Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic $39,743
Undercarriage Mechanic $39,743
Diesel Engine Mechanic $39,743
Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic $39,743
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic $39,743
Heavy Duty Train Mechanic $39,743
Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic $39,743
Preventive maintenance Mechanic $39,743
Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper $39,743
Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper $39,743
Agricultural Technician $30,729
Diesel Mechanics Assistant $39,743
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper $39,743
Agriculture Equipment Technician $30,729

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Diploma

  • Construction Equipment Technician
  • Medium and Heavy Truck Technician

Certificates

  • Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanics Assistant
  • Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic
  • Electrical Electronics Systems Mechanic
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic
  • Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Preventive Maintenance Mechanic
  • Undercarriage Mechanic

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.

 

Program Contact

Jim Caudill
Diesel Technology Technology
Program Coordinator
606.487.3327
jim.caudill@kctcs.edu