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 technical diploma program combines interactive, hands-on training modules, cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities to teach the fundamentals of diesel engine operation, air and hydraulic brake systems, and electrical systems.

By focusing on real-world applications, program graduates will master advanced troubleshooting techniques and enter the workforce with confidence in their technical skills. 

Graduates can pursue career opportunities in construction, marine, energy, agriculture, government, trucking and distribution, manufacturing, and warehousing.



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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 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 Preventative 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.

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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: 04/19/2024