Undergraduate Certificate

Diesel Power Technology

The undergraduate certificate in Diesel Power Technology* teaches students the skills needed to be successful as technicians in the medium and heavy duty truck and equipment service industry. The undergraduate certificate 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 undergraduate certificate program prepares students to understand theory, 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.

The undergraduate certificate requires 37 credits to complete.

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

Gainful Employment

University of Alaska Anchorage
Undergraduate certificate in Diesel Power Technology
Program Length: 2 years

Students graduating on time
N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 2 years
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*
$10,325 for in-state tuition and fees
$30,065 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$1,867 for books and supplies
$23,456 for off-campus room and board
$23,924 for on-campus room and board
Other Costs 
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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money
40% of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it 

The typical graduate leaves with
N/A* in debt 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment
N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate. 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate earns
not provided per year after leaving this program

Graduates who got jobs
N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Rail Car Repairers

Licensure Requirements

 *Program has no licensure requirements in any state.

Additional Information
Date Created 6/21/2017
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

 

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