Wednesday – January 16, 2019

Diesel and Powertrain Servicing (2017-2018)


Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences /
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-412-3

For Information: 414-297-6315
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — Through this one-year program, prepare to service equipment powered by gas or diesel engines.

This program trains students to work on stationary engines, construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis in the heavy truck field.

To be successful in this program, it is important to be attentive and follow directions to ensure personal safety and avoid costly errors.

After admission to the program, each student will need a basic, hand tool set.

The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — In the transportation and construction equipment industries, there is steady demand for truck and heavy equipment mechanics for positions with the many dealerships, distributors, independents, fleets and companies employing heavy equipment.

Typical job titles of positions available to program graduates are diesel mechanic, truck mechanic, service technician and construction equipment mechanic. Placement can also be found as engine test technician, engineering assistant, diesel technician and sales/service technician.

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to demonstrate:

  • Preventive maintenance skills relative to checking, lubricating and making necessary adjustments and minor repairs to extend serviceability
  • Skill in working with specialized test equipment and machine tools
  • Accuracy in identifying component parts and assemblies to assist in proper replacement
  • Sufficient skills in troubleshooting and repairing engines, drive components and electrical components
  • Organized work habits, neatness and safety consciousness


Admission Requirements — The following is required for admission to the program:
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

A high school diploma or GED is recommended.


Possible Careers
Diesel Mechanic
Truck Mechanic
Service Technician
Related Programs
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Automotive Technology
Aviation Technician

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.




(1)  DIESEL-301

Diesel Fuel Systems ‡



(1)  DIESEL-307

Electrical/Electronics Shop ‡



(1)  DIESEL-308

CNG for Heavy Duty Applications



(1)  WELD-305

Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Welding



(1)  DIESEL-338

Emission Control Systems ‡



(1)  DIESEL-306

Engine Construction and Installation ‡



(2)  DIESEL-319

Driveline Components ‡



(2)  ENG-340

Workplace Communications



(2)  DIESEL-345

Preventive Maintenance ‡



(2)  DIESEL-333

Heavy Truck HVAC Systems ‡



(2)  DIESEL-341

Front-End, Brake and Suspension Systems ‡






‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated October 2017.