Program Description

The Diesel Equipment Mechanic Technical Diploma program provides the basic 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 and electrical and electronic systems. Potential occupations include: Entry Level Diesel Technician, Fleet Maintenance Technician and Alignment Specialist. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Diesel Technology Associate Degree program.

Approximate Cost

$6,326
Tuition: $5381 , Books: $945

Starting Salary

$25,220
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

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
20-30 %
at Antigo
10-20 %
at Medford
20-30 %
at Phillips
10-20 %
at Spencer
10-20 %
at Wittenberg
10-20 %
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
  • Fleet Maintenance Technician
  • Entry Level Diesel Technician

Courses

The Diesel Equipment Mechanic Technical Diploma is a 32 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

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Additional Information

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

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

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 $34.50 non-refundable application and new student orientation 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.