Why Choose Diesel Technology?

Diesel Technology is a program of specialized theory and laboratory exercises in general maintenance of diesel trucks, diesel engines, and the supportive equipment provided for their functional purposes. The subject matter is designed to help one secure employment in the truck and diesel industries.

Diesel Tech students

What are the degree and certificate options


  • Certificate, Diesel Automotive Equipment Technician
  • Certificate, Diesel Equipment Technician
  • Certificate, Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Certificate, Heavy Equipment Technician


  • Associate in Science, Diesel Equipment Technician
  • Associate in Science Heavy Equipment Technician

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What can I do with my degree or certificate?

Upon successful completion of the Diesel Equipment Technician program, students demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level employment for the following positions: technician for truck dealerships/repair shops, technician for truck fleet shops, technician for agricultural dealerships/repair shops, technician for industrial engine dealers, and technician for marine engine repair facilities. Students demonstrate skills to receive state and national certification in two areas: Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions Control by the State of California Air Resource Board (ARB); and Air Conditioning Certification by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Consumer Information and Cost

For consumer information about the cost to complete certificate programs and completion rates, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Who is teaching Diesel Technology?

Community Education - CCDET Course Registration