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Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 104123

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.

Follow Your Path

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

Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technician, 314128

Employment Potential

Diesel Mechanic

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

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Diesel Shop Service Writer
  • Shop Foreperson
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Factory Representative
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • High school background in math, science and technology education would be beneficial.
  • 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.
  • Additionally, admittance into the program will require an interview with the program Academic Advisor or Associate Dean.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
12
Second Semester
Semester Total
14
Summer Before Third Semester
Semester Total
6
Third Semester
Semester Total
16
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
15
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.
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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.

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