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Diesel Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma

Diesel Maintenance Technician

Launch your career in diesel mechanics

Just think: You could be prepared for an entry-level career in diesel and heavy equipment maintenance in less than a year.

With this technical diploma, you'll gain hands-on skills with hydraulic, chassis, steering, suspension, brake, and electronic systems – the skills employers are looking for.

Advancement opportunities: All classes in this program are part of our two-year diesel programs (see "Follow Your Path" below). So when you're ready to increase your employment and earning potential, continue your education whenever it fits your schedule!

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.

Follow Your Path

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

Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technician, 314128

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

Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology, 104123

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

Diesel Heavy Equipment Technician, 314126

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

Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology, 104124

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
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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.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
12
Second Semester
Semester Total
14
Total Credits
26

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.
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