Diesel Technology


Fuel your career with hands-on experience servicing medium and heavy-duty trucks. The trucking industry is growing, along with job opportunities for skilled technicians.

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What is Diesel Technology?

Modern diesel engines require highly skilled mechanics to repair and maintain them. The diesel technology program provides students with the skills needed to analyze glitches, repair, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, agriculture equipment, and medium and heavy trucks. Fuel your future at Southeast!

average base pay $26,663
low: $27k med: $40k high: $66k

What are my career choices?

Diesel service technicians and mechanics are employed in almost every industry, particularly those that use trucks, buses, and equipment to haul, deliver, and transport materials, goods, and people. Most diesel mechanics and technicians are employed by independent repair shops and businesses such as truck sales and service, construction companies, mining companies, and state highway departments.

Diesel Technology Career Median Annual Salary*
Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic $39,743
Undercarriage Mechanic $39,743
Diesel Engine Mechanic $39,743
Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic $39,743
Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic $39,743
Heavy Duty Train Mechanic $39,743
Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic $39,743
Preventive maintenance Mechanic $39,743
Agriculture Equipment Mechanic Helper $39,743
Construction Equipment Mechanic Helper $39,743
Agricultural Technician $30,729
Diesel Mechanics Assistant $39,743
Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper $39,743
Agriculture Equipment Technician $30,729

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

  • Associate in Applied Science in Diesel Technology

-OPTION Agricultural Diesel Technician
-OPTION Construction Equipment Technician
-OPTION Medium and Heavy Truck Technician



  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic
  • Electrical/Electronics Systems Mechanic
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Preventive Maintenance Mechanic
  • Undercarriage Mechanic

Additional Information

How do I start?

Provide Southeast with your ACT scores
Complete an Application for Admission "Start Here"
Send high school/GED transcripts to SKCTC
Meet with Diesel Technology faculty

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


Program Contact

Robert (Darrell) Walker
Diesel Technology Technology
Program Coordinator