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Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technician - Technical Diploma

The Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment as a diesel truck technician working in over-the-road truck fleet maintenance, dealership service, or repair shop service. This four-semester technical diploma will focus on basic skills and knowledge in diesel engines, diesel fuel systems, truck brakes and chassis, steering and suspension, climate control, hydraulic applications, electronic technology, transport refrigeration, and truck preventive maintenance.

Program Code: 314128
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $9,546, Books: $257, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$9,803

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Students completing this technical diploma may also earn the Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology associate degree (104123) after completing four additional courses.

Delivery

  • Day
  • Full-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript). College transcript.
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 51
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose major systems in the diesel truck industry.
  • Repair major systems in the diesel truck industry.
  • Service major systems in the diesel truck industry.
  • Practice personal and professional work habits.
  • Document complaint, cause and correction.

What careers are in my future?

100%

Graduate Employment

with 83% in field

$37,000.00

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

Employment Potential

Diesel Mechanic

  • Diesel Technician
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Diesel Sales
  • Diesel Parts Technician

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Diesel Shop Service Writer
  • Shop Foreperson
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Factory Representative

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

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Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.