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Diesel Technology

Instructor and student with engine

The diesel technology industry is changing rapidly. Vehicles have more computerized devices than ever before. Employers need skilled technicians who can inspect, maintain and repair these heavy-duty vehicles. Whether youre interested in semi-tractor trailers or farm and construction equipment, we have the training you need.

Skilled diesel engine specialists and mechanics who graduate from OCTC are in the drivers seat in todays job market. Jump start your career with exceptional classroom instruction and hands-on experience at OCTC.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Agriculture Diesel Technician: 62-64 credit hours
Construction Equipment Technician: 65-67 credit hours
Medium and Heavy Truck Technician: 64 credit hours


Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper: 20 credit hours

Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper: 23 credit hours

Diesel Engine Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Diesel Mechanic Assistant: 27 credit hours

Diesel Steering & Suspension Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Fluid Power Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper: 30 credit hours

Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic: 12 credit hours
Preventative Maintenance Mechanic: 13 credit hours
Undercarriage Mechanic: 12 credit hours


Agriculture Equipment Technician: 50-55 credit hours

Construction Equipment Technician: 53-58 credit hours

Medium and Heavy Truck Technician: 52-55 credit hours

Associate Degrees

Agriculture Diesel Technician Track
Construction Equipment Technician Track
Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Track

Employment Opportunities

You'll be prepared for entry-level service technician positions including: troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, servicing and repair.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
For more information

For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

For Information

Lewis Nall

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.