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Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology - Associate Degree

The Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology 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 and provides graduates with general studies coursework that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree. This associate degree 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: 104123
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $11,516, Books: $257, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$11,773

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

Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technician, 314128

Delivery

  • Day
  • Full-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Please note that all new students apply to the technical diploma program. While attending you may later have the associate degree added.

What are my courses?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 63
  • 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?

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's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

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.