Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology provides students with training in the diesel mechanics field.  Technology has caused rapid changes in today’s diesel industry, and there is a huge demand for qualified technicians who have the skills required to repair and maintain diesel-powered equipment.  Students work on a variety of machines, such as highway trucks, autos, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment.  They will gain the knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment into the diesel mechanics field.  The program emphasizes safety and hands-on training.

Employment Opportunities

  • Farm/Shop Mechanic
  • Truck Repair
  • Bus Repair
  • Oilfield
  • Natural Gas Compression

Certifications Available

  • ASE Entry-Level Certifications--MHT: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronics, Steering and Suspension
  • CTTC--MHT: Brakes Repair Technician, Preventive Maintenance Inspection Technician, Diesel Engine Repair Technician, Electrical/Electronic System Repair Technician

Salary Range

Up to $50,000 yearly

Career Major

Heavy Equipment Repair Technician -- 1,005 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $2,512.50 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $5,025 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Burns Flat

For more information, call Andy Gearhart at 580-562-3181 Ext. 267, or email:  agearhart@westtech.edu