Diesel Technology Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Become a diesel service technician and mechanic through our innovative Cooperative Alliance program.
Studying Diesel Technology through Oklahoma City Community College’s Cooperative Alliance with Francis Tuttle Technology Center gives you the opportunity to immediately enter the workforce as a diesel service technician and mechanic. Diesel service technicians and mechanics repair and maintain diesel engines that include trucks, locomotives, buses, personal passenger vehicles and construction equipment.
If you’ve got an interest in heavy machinery and how it works, then this is the career for you. It’s all about using a variety of high-powered tools and intricate computer systems to maintain, diagnose and repair these engines and equipment.
In your Diesel Technology classes taught at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn:
- The basic personal and shop safety protocol used in the diesel repair industry that includes hazardous material handling and storage
- To identify, use and care for hand and power tools commonly found in the diesel repair industry
- To identify the various elements associated with diesel engines and equipment such as lubricants, oil and filter replacement, cooling systems and engine overheating
- The construction of diesel engines and their related components
- The evolution of electronics as it pertains to the diesel industry
- Problem-solving techniques to identify and recommend appropriate options for repair procedures
- Leadership and personal development in order to successfully obtain employment
- To identify various steering systems used on medium/heavy equipment and trucks
- To identify the different drive train configurations found in industry
At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll take core academic classes in English, math, history and more.
Diesel Technology Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College
With OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance in Diesel Technology, you could earn:
An associate degree in applied science in Diesel Technology: This degree will prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce as a diesel service technician and mechanic. You will also be prepared to take the certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Diesel Technology with a specific concentration in Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.
A certificate of mastery in Diesel Technology: This one-year program prepares you for immediate entry into the diesel technology industry. It can also leave the option open for you to complete the associate degree at a later time.
OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance program allows students to earn an associate degree or certificate of mastery in Diesel Technology. In these programs you will:
Complete all your general education requirements at OCCC
Take your Diesel Technology courses at Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Diesel Technology Courses at Francis Tuttle Technology Center Through Oklahoma City Community College
In addition to your general education requirements, you’ll take these diesel technology classes:
- Preventative Maintenance
- Introduction to Diesel Technology
- Diesel Engines I and II
- Diesel Electrical/Electronics I and II
- Medium/Heavy Equipment and Truck Brakes
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- Medium/Heavy Truck and Equipment Suspension and Steering
- Medium/Heavy Equipment and Truck Drive Trains
- Diesel Internship and Professional Development
Since your core courses in diesel technology are offered at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn from the faculty at this institution.
Careers in Diesel Technology
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Opportunities are expected to be very good for people who complete formal training programs” in diesel technology. This includes OCCC’s cooperative alliance program with Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
It is becoming more and more common for technicians to handle all kinds of repairs, working on a vehicle’s electrical system one day and doing major engine repairs the next. In addition, diesel maintenance is much more complicated and complex, as more electronic components are used to control the operation of an engine.
If you’re a diesel technician or mechanic, you might find yourself working for:
- The truck transportation industry
- Automotive repair and maintenance facilities
- The construction industry
- The manufacturing industry
- Retail and wholesale trade
- Automotive leasing