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Diesel service technicians bring the power! They repair and maintain diesel engines that power equipment to haul needed goods across the country. They can also work on heavy vehicles and mobile equipment like bulldozers, farm tractors or combines. This career offers many different options; you can even learn to repair diesel-powered passenger automobiles, light trucks or boats.

Graduates receive a degree in Diesel Equipment Technology that qualifies them as entry-level diesel equipment technicians. Thanks to partnerships with industry leaders who help shape TSTC’s curriculum and hire our graduates, most students receive employment by the end of their last semester. Chevron, Halliburton and John Deere are among the companies that have hired our graduates in the past.

Program Details

The Diesel Equipment Technology program provides courses designed to prepare you for diesel equipment service and repair careers. You will learn the hands-on skills needed to service and repair diesel equipment on trucks, buses and other vehicles. Choose from an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Equipment Technology or a certificate leading to faster entry into the workforce.

You can also choose from three different Associate of Applied Science degree options. Focus your training on John Deere Construction and Forestry, Heavy Truck Specialization or Off-Highway Specialization. Certificate options include Heavy Truck and Off-Highway.

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ASSOCIATE
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Diesel Equipment Technology - John Deere Construction and Forestry
Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
20 months
$14,616
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Heavy Truck Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
16 months
$14,400
David Engel
Matt Dobbs
Shannon Weir
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Off Highway Specialization
Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
16 months
$14,400
CERTIFICATE
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Heavy Truck
Certificate 1
Hybrid
12 months
$9,288
David Engel
Matt Dobbs
Shannon Weir
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Off Highway Equipment Specialization
Certificate 1
Hybrid
12 months
$9,288
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Heavy Truck
Certificate 2
Hybrid
16 months
$11,610
David Engel
Matt Dobbs
Shannon Weir
Henry Macik
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Diesel Equipment Technology - Off Highway Specialization
Certificate 2
Hybrid
16 months
$11,610
$14,616
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"School is not my forte. I learn by doing, not reading. Although I did consider other colleges, TSTC stood out because of its hands-on learning. Because of TSTC, I now have the dream of opening up my own diesel mechanics shop. With what I learned at TSTC and the experience I’m gaining at Ag-Pro, I know that it can become a reality.”
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Diesel Equipment Technology
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