What is Diesel Technology?
The Diesel Technology Program prepares students to become Diesel Service Technicians. Students gain skills to analyze malfunctions and to rebuild and maintain construction equipment. Additionally, students learn electronic engine diagnostic repairs using the latest electronic equipment and manufacturing software from Caterpillar and Cummins.
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.
|Diesel Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
|Heavy Duty Brake 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|
|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?
- Agriculture Equipment Technician
- Construction Equipment Technician
- Medium and Heavy Truck Technician
- Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper
- 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
- Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper
- Preventative 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.