Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-412-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Diesel and Powertrain Servicing Diploma


This program prepares you for servicing equipment powered by diesel or natural gas fueled engines, such as construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis on the heavy truck field.

There is steady demand for truck and heavy equipment mechanics in the transportation and construction equipment industries.

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

Additional program details: To be successful in the program and on the job, it is important to be attentive and follow directions to ensure safe, accurate work.



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Detailed Program Information

2023-24 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
DIESEL-301 Diesel Fuel Systems ‡ 2
DIESEL-306 Engine Construction and Installation ‡ 5
DIESEL-307 Electrical/Electronics Shop ‡ 5
DIESEL-308 CNG for Heavy-Duty Applications 1
DIESEL-338 Emission Control Systems ‡ 2
DIESEL-319 Driveline Components ‡ 5
DIESEL-333 Heavy Truck HVAC Systems ‡ 2
DIESEL-341 Front-End, Brake and Suspension Systems ‡ 5
DIESEL-345 Preventive Maintenance ‡ 2

Workplace Communication
(or) ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG course
WELD-305 Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Welding 1

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


2023-24 Program Cards

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate preventive maintenance skills relative to checking, lubricating and making necessary adjustments and minor repairs
  • Apply skills in specialized test equipment and machine tools
  • Demonstrate accuracy in identifying component parts and assemblies
  • Apply skills in troubleshooting and repairing engines, drive components and electrical components

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.

Possible Careers

Diesel Mechanic
Truck Mechanic
Service Technician



This program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176; 703-669-6650www.aseeducationfoundation.org


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Last updated: 09/08/2023