Quick Facts
Degree Associate Degree, Certificate
Areas of Study Industrial Technologies
Program Length Two year program

Courses in heavy duty diesel technology are designed to give the student entry-level job skills. The skills obtained at Shasta College will enable a student to enter into a diesel technology career. Instruction is given in the following areas:

  • Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-up Procedures
  • Diesel Engine Rebuilding
  • Heavy Duty Power Train
  • Heavy Duty chassis
  • Heavy Duty Equipment
  • Repair Vehicle Electric Systems
  • Air Brakes
  • Hydraulics
  • Fuel Systems

Heavy duty diesel technicians can expect to work outdoors as much as indoors. A heavy duty diesel technician should also expect to buy their own hand tools since the employer usually does not supply these items. The diesel technician works on every type of equipment - from automobiles to trucks, tractors, and even boats.

The Diesel Technology Program prepares a student for entry into the diesel technology trade. Award of specific apprenticeship credit will depend on the employer and the local union regulations, but the graduate usually will receive credit for practical fulfillment of apprenticeship requirements.

This two-year program will give you a positive start in the heavy duty diesel technology trade.

Training will develop your skills in diesel engine, electrical repair and power training.

Other courses in the program teach you how to operate diagnostic equipment, repair and rebuild brake systems, repair transmissions, repair and adjust hydraulics, and computer-controlled systems.

Ray Nicholas

Diesel Technology Instructor

530-242-2213 or rnicholas@shastacollege.edu


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