Diesel Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma

Program Code: 304122

This one-year technical diploma will provide students with the basic entry level skills for successful employment as a maintenance technician in a diesel heavy equipment or truck repair facility.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic Level 1
  • Diesel Technician Level 1
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Diesel Sales
  • Diesel Parts Technician
  • Diesel Technician Apprentice
  • Diesel Set-Up Specialist

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent .( For a list of equivalents, go to
  • NWTC Academic Skills Assessment or equivalent (See Academic Skills Assessment section for details and equivalents)
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
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Second Semester
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Program Outcomes

  • Apply hydraulic systems fundamentals.
  • Manage chassis, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Perform required preventative maintenance.
  • Use welding and machine tools.
  • Maintain brake systems.
  • Analyze electronic/electrical systems.
  • Interpret schematic drawings.
  • Service vehicle systems.
  • Practice personal and professional work habits.
  • Document complaint, cause and correction.