Program Description

The Diesel Technology Associate Degree program provides entry-level skills needed in medium and heavy truck service and repair. Throughout the program, learners will use troubleshooting techniques to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of problems and make necessary adjustments and repairs. Topics will include diesel engines, suspension and steering, preventative maintenance, electrical and electronic systems, HVAC systems, the drive train and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Potential occupations include: Diesel Technician, Fleet Maintenance Technician, Fuel Injection Technician and Alignment Specialist.

Approximate Cost

$11,829
Tuition: $10726 , Books: $1103

Starting Salary

$42,150
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
30-40 %
at Antigo
20-30 %
at Medford
30-40 %
at Phillips
20-30 %
at Spencer
20-30 %
at Wittenberg
20-30 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Document complaint, cause and correction
  • Practice personal and professional work habits
  • Service major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry
  • Repair major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry
  • Diagnose major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Alignment Specialist
  • Fuel Injection Technician
  • Fleet Maintenance Technician
  • Diesel Technician

Courses

The Diesel Technology Associate Degree is a 64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 1 3.00
HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION & STEERING 3.00
DIESEL BRAKE SYSTEMS 1 3.00
DIESEL PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 2 3.00
DIESEL ENGINES 1 3.00
COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) PREP 1.00
DIESEL DRIVE TRAIN 1 2.00
DIESEL DRIVE TRAIN 2 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 3 3.00
DIESEL BRAKE SYSTEMS 2 2.00
DIESEL ENGINES 2 3.00
DIESEL EMISSION SYSTEMS 2.00
COLLEGE PHYSICS 1 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00

Fourth Term

HEAVY DUTY HVAC 3.00
DIESEL ENGINES 3 3.00
DIESEL ADVANCED ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS 2.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF PNEUMATICS 1.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 3: DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

Additional Information

Most classes in this program take place at the Diesel Technology Center, located at 3353 Geischen Drive, Wausau, WI. When applying for this associate degree, you will need to select Wausau as the campus.

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

Maintaining a valid and clean driving record is important for your success in this industry.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.