Diesel Technicians diagnose, repair and and maintain diesel trucks - from bumper, to engine to tires. The Diesel Technology program at Southeast Technical College offers students an associate degree option, as well as two different diploma tracks that will get you to work even faster.
Diesel Technology Associate Degree
Students looking for a well-rounded degree in diesel technolgy can combine both diploma tracks, and with some additional general education courses, earn an associate degree in two years.
Heavy Equipment Diploma
Students that want to work on machinery found in the agriculture and construction industries should consider the Heavy Equipment diploma. Students in this track study auxiliary drive systems and the abnormalities in construction and ag equipment, electro hydraulics, powertrains and computer controlled systems.
For students that want to focus their careers on diesel trucks and the trucking industry should consider the Trucking diploma. On this track, students learn to repair and maintain over-the-road engine systems, body controls, chassis systems, electronic controls and preventative maintenance.
Job Placement Rate
Southeast Tech's Diesel Technology program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its 2022 graduates.*
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Hands-on Learning in Exceptional Facilities
Students in Southeast Tech's Diesel Technology associate degree and diploma programs learn by doing. Each program course has a hands-on lab component where students practice their skill with mock-ups and live work in Southeast Tech's true-to-life diesel laboratories.
True to Industry Training
Southeast Technical College utilizes some of the same training modules that employees in top companies in the industry complete.
The Get Ahead program is a Daimler Training North America (DTNA) program, from STC's Sponsor I State Truck Center. It encompasses video training modules for Detroit engines and Freightliner truck systems.
Kenworth Essentials, sponsored by Sioux Falls Kenworth, includes select components of training that all employees working at a Kenworth dealership complete.
Other Programs Related to Diesel Technology
If you’re interested in a career in transportation technology, you might also be interested in these other programs at Southeast Tech: