Diesel Equipment Technology

The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Greenville Technical College provides students with an understanding of diesel equipment systems with emphasis on "over-the-road” or “long-haul” trucks.

Real-world experience

Many students earn while they learn through pairing with an employer, allowing you to gain valuable hands-on experience as you study.

A career you can count on

The outlook for diesel/heavy transportation is promising, with opportunities in truck dealerships and repair shops, fleet service and maintenance, power generation, heavy equipment, and marine repair.

Employment is also very stable, with 86 percent of our graduates over the last 10 years remaining in the field.

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What you’ll learn in the program

Hands-on experience is an important part of the program and, combined with classroom instruction, gives you the solid service and repair skills to make an easy transition to the workplace. You’ll learn about

  • Diesel engines
  • Diesel equipment service and diagnosis
  • Diesel fuel systems
  • Power trains
  • Suspension and steering
  • Air brake systems
  • Electrical systems

Professional Credentials

ASE Automotive Service Excellence Technician (subject to passing exam) - Graduates will have the necessary technical skills to become a diesel heavy truck equipment mechanic and a solid foundation of knowledge to confidently execute the ASE certifications.

 

Program details and courses

Diesel Equipment Technology
Certificate in Applied Science

This certificate program provides students with an understanding of diesel equipment systems with emphasis on “over-the-road” or “long-haul” trucks. The student will receive a well-rounded education including basic knowledge and mechanical theories with significant hands-on experience.

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Diesel Engine Performance
Certificate in Applied Science

This certificate provides students with the necessary technical skills to become a diesel heavy equipment mechanic, with emphasis on engine adjustments and diagnostics.  Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to confidently execute the ASE certifications related to engine performance.

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Heavy Equipment Chassis Systems
Certificate in Applied Science

This program provides students with hands-on experience in procedures to remove and repair/replace components of a heavy equipment chassis system to include power train components, front and rear end suspension components, and braking and traction control systems. Students will learn how to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations for safe operation of a heavy vehicle.

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Heavy Equipment Auxiliary Systems
Certificate in Applied Science

This certificate will provide students with hands-on experience in diagnostic, repair, and installation procedures for heavy equipment auxiliary systems.

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Gainful Employment

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Diesel Equipment Technology.

Accreditation

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.