Medium/Heavy Truck Technician (DEM)

The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as real-world opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.  This program consists of one A.O.T. degree option, one Certificate, and one abbreviated Certificate.

Employment Potential for Automotive Service Technicians**

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• Job opportunities are expected to be very good for persons completing formal diesel engine training programs. In fact, applicants without formal training may face stiffer competition for entry-level jobs.
• Diesel Service and Technicians typically have many opportunities for good pay. Median hourly earnings of Diesel Service Technicians were $40,850.
• Industries employing the largest number of diesel mechanics are vehicle and equipment dealers, rental and leasing agencies, independent repair shops, local and long-distance trucking companies, public transit companies, school systems, and government agencies.
• Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow by 15 % from 2010 to 2020.
**According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010. Additional information available at

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