School of Professional Studies and Management

Diesel Technology

Diesel engine repair and maintenance is becoming more complex as more electronic systems are used to control equipment function. Classroom and lab lessons in the Diesel Certificate program will center on practical assignments using technology in our garage.

The certificate program allows you to begin a successful career in the heavy-duty diesel service industry. Graduates who pursue a career in diesel service perform inspections, and repair or upgrade any type of diesel engine, often found in buses, trucks and farming equipment. Skills gained in the diesel certificate can also be applied to the mechanical needs of an agriculture business that uses large-scale farming machinery.

Students who graduate from the certificate program can transition seamlessly into the associate degree, should they chose to advance their education and access broader career opportunities.

Gainful Employment Data

This certificate program allows the student to begin a successful career in the heavy-duty diesel service industry without taking additional math, science, English, and general education courses.

Upon completion of the certificate program, the student can achieve an Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Power Technology with one additional year of study.

The student pursuing the certificate should be cautioned that most upscale original equipment manufacturer’s dealerships (Milton CAT, NORTRAX, etc.) require a minimum of an associate degree before they hire graduates.

Curriculum Details

year
1

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
3%
DIESEL TECHNICIAN
5%
That Translates Into

281,300

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

N/A

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

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