Diesel Power Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Power Technology* is designed to teach students the skills needed to be successful as technicians in the medium- and heavy-duty truck and equipment service industry. The degree may be completed in five semesters, which includes one summer semester of practicum. Laboratory experiences are performed on equipment and components currently used in the heavy-duty transportation, construction and power generation industries.

Career opportunities for graduates include manufacturer and independent repair and maintenance shops, fleets, construction, mining, aviation ground support, and the seafood processing industry. Employers require technicians to be drug free and physically fit, and to have a current vehicle operator’s license with a good driving record. Equal opportunities are available for men and women.

This program prepares students to understand the theory of, diagnose, and repair diesel engines, as well as medium- and heavy-duty drive trains, pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems, suspension steering, electrical/electronic systems, and heating and air conditioning systems on medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications.

Accreditation: The Diesel Power Technology AAS degree and undergraduate certificate are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

*Formerly the Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment program


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