Diesel Technology is definitely high tech and in demand! It helps drive not only the Texas economy, but the national economy as well. Just think of all the eighteen wheelers crowding the highways, carrying wind turbine parts, oil rigs, food and other consumables. Diesel technology is the backbone of our transportation system, and when it doesn't run smoothly, the effects are noticeable.
Through the training in the TSTC West Texas Diesel Technology Program, you'll learn all about diesel systems, whether it's on trucks, trains, tractors or even boats. That kind of training has enabled our graduates to choose careers in truck transportation, construction, the oil fields, and agriculture--everywhere diesel engines are used.
While in the Diesel Technology Program, you'll work with experienced faculty on a wide variety of equipment. In our spacious labs on the Sweetwater Campus, you'll learn the high-tech computer and electronics skills needed in today's diesel industry. If an Associate's degree is your goal, you'll have the opportunity to learn on-the-job (while getting paid and earning college credit) with one of many companies like Caterpillar, John Deere, or Cummins or at truck dealerships like Volvo, International, Peterbilt, or Freightliner.
Diesel Technology courses provide students with a working knowledge of:
Top companies, including those listed below, have supplied TSTC West Texas with training aids that demonstrate the latest in diesel technology, such as computerized fuel-injection systems and electronic transmissions.
Whether you choose to pursue a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science, you'll gain practical experience necessary to succeed in the diesel industry.