Fox Valley Technical College will start the fall semester by offering several new learning opportunities at the college. We’re highlighting the new way students can earn a cerfiticate in Diesel Technology by answering five frequently asked questions about this option. Jay Duca, diesel technology instructor, provides the answers.
What is the Diesel Technology Assistant program all about?
This certificate option is an entry point to the diesel program. Students can explore this industry while earning college credit and developing workplace skills. The certificate is recognized by employers and will help students gain access to entry level diesel technician positions here in the state. This creates a win-win situation for students as well as employers.
Why did FVTC decide to add this program now?
Diesel technician jobs are in high demand. Nationally, the industry is predicted to see a major increase in the need for technicians over the next few years. The need for technicians in the state of Wisconsin is expected to grow by 5% annually.
Who should consider exploring this program?
Any person who enjoys working with their hands, has a curiosity for how things work, and a drive to fix things, should consider attending.
What kinds of jobs are available with this certificate?
Diesel technician jobs cover a wide range of applications. Heavy over the road truck repair, light and medium duty truck repair, stationary power generation, heavy equipment and off-road equipment repair.
What is the earning potential for this career area?
The median salary for the diesel technicians in the state of Wisconsin is $44,880. This salary is projected to increase by 10.4% annually. Typically, the field has over 678 openings at one time in the state alone.