Printed on 8/3/2021
Diesel Equipment Technology
Associate Degree (AAS)
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day:
Day and Evening
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Skilled diesel technicians are in high demand. Get the skills you need for a great career in commercial motor vehicle maintenance, repair and advanced diagnostics. With this associate degree, you’ll receive in-depth theory and extensive hands-on training in heavy-duty diesel engine maintenance, air brake and hydraulic brake systems, drivetrains, steering and suspensions, and electrical systems. You’ll also gain skills in diesel engine rebuild and repair, engine systems, computer control systems and advanced drivetrain systems while you work on our fleet of over 75 diesel-powered over-the-road tractors and 55 trailers. The addition of math, communication, and social science courses provides you with a well-rounded education to help advance your career.
Heavy Duty Equipment Sales
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Service Administrative Opportunities
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
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.
- Diagnose, repair and service brake systems
- Diagnose, repair and service Steering & Suspension Systems
- Diagnose, repair and service Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Diagnose, repair and service HVAC Systems
- Diagnose, repair and service Drive Train Systems
- Diagnose, repair and service Hydraulic Systems
- Diagnose, repair and service Diesel Engines
This program is certified by the ASE Education Foundation. ASE accredited programs ensure that the heavy vehicle service technician education is upheld to the highest quality learning standards set by industry experts. An ASE accredited program also prepares students for achieving Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.
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 Federal Air Conditioning.
A minimum of five semesters will be required to complete this program. Classes will also be offered in the summer semester.
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