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  Printed on 2/19/2018

Diesel Equipment Technology

Share 10-412-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Diesel technicians with advanced diagnostic and analytical expertise are in demand. Get the skills you need to repair and maintain electronic-controlled diesel engines, air conditioning systems, electronic-controlled air brake systems and drive lines. Because you’ll be working directly on FVTC’s fleet of 60 diesel powered tractors, you’ll have a unique opportunity for hands-on learning every day "in the shop" dealing with real-life customer and vehicle issues. This setting builds your technical expertise and helps you learn to use the complex equipment needed to diagnose and correct problems. You will have the skills to service any type of diesel-powered equipment. The addition of math, communication and social science courses provides you with a well-rounded education to help advance your career.

Career Opportunities

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel Technician
  • Forklift Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Sales
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Service Administrative Opportunities
  • Service/Supervisor/Manager

Estimated Program Cost

Diesel Equipment Technology

This program will cost about $9,955.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $307.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Diesel Equipment Technology

Term Availability
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Accepting paper applications only
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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at; or provide official 4-year college transcript indicating proof of graduation to waive your academic skills assessment to the general education level; If you scored 165 or higher on your GED tests we will waive your scores to the general education level.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Diagnose major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
  • Repair major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
  • Service major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
  • Practice personal and professional work habits.
  • Document complaint, cause and correction.
Program Accreditation/Certification
This program is National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. NATEF certified programs ensure that heavy vehicle service technician education is upheld to the highest quality learning standards set by industry experts. A NATEF program also prepares students for achieving Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

The Diesel Technology program at FVTC will give students the opportunity to become certified in the following:
• Federal EPA 609 Air Conditioning Repair
• Federal Motor Carrier Brake Inspector
• Federal Motor Carrier Annual Inspector
Additional Information
Tools will be provided for use in the program.

Students will be required to purchase uniform shirts ($120) and electrical supplies ($87).

Optional CDL for diesel students is available.

Earn certifications for Federal Annual Inspections, Federal Air Brake Inspections and State/Federal Air Conditioning.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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