Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Become a diesel service technician and mechanic through our innovative Cooperative Alliance program.

  • Overview

    diesel truckStudying Diesel Technology 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. This degree will prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce as a diesel service technician and mechanic. Major hours for this program are completed through successful completion of A.S.E. Prior Learning Assessment.

  • Overview

    diesel truckStudying Diesel Technology 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. This degree will prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce as a diesel service technician and mechanic. Major hours for this program are completed through successful completion of A.S.E. Prior Learning Assessment.

  • Highlights

    diesel truckEarn Prior Learning Assessment credit for your ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certification in the following areas:

    • Gasoline Engines (T1)
    • Diesel Engines (T2)
    • Drive Train
    • Brakes (T4)
    • Suspension and Steering (T5)
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6)
    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems (T7)
    • Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) (T8)

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll take core academic classes in English, math, history and more.

    Please note: ASE Student Certifications cannot be accepted.

  • Degree Options
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    With OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance in Diesel Technology, you could earn:

    OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance program allows students to earn an associate degree in Diesel Technology. In these programs you will:

    • Complete all your general education requirements at OCCC

    • Receive Prior Learning Assessment credit with your ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certification in the following areas:

      • Gasoline Engines (T1)
      • Diesel Engines (T2)
      • Drive Train (T3)
      • Brakes (T4)
      • Suspension and Steering (T5)
      • Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6)
      • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems (T7)
      • Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) (T8)

    Please note: ASE Student Certifications cannot be accepted.

  • Courses
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    Take your general education and support courses at OCCC. Receive Prior Learning Assessment credit for your Diesel Technology courses with your ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certification in the following areas:

    • Gasoline Engines (T1)
    • Diesel Engines (T2)
    • Drive Train (T3)
    • Brakes (T4)
    • Suspension and Steering (T5)
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6)
    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems (T7)
    • Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) (T8)

    Please note: ASE Student Certifications cannot be accepted.

  • Faculty

    Since your core courses in Diesel Technology are offered through a Prior Learning Assessment process, no faculty information is available.

  • After OCCC

    diesel truck 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.

    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
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