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Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

The Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program is state-of-the-art and teaches the latest technology that goes into today’s sophisticated, modern diesel truck. Upon successful completion of the Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program, students will be prepared for entry-level employment. Advancement and additional certification opportunities are also available for those currently working in the industry. This program has been designed to meet the industry’s standards, such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation’s (NATEF).

The diesel truck service and repair industry has gone through tremendous technological changes in the last decade. Industry forecasters are predicting an increased demand for workers who have advanced skills and certifications. The median income for those with certifications in the diesel technology field is $42,320. Local employers are eager to hire Richland students who have successfully completed the program.

Richland Community College’s Diesel Medium/Heavy Technology program is housed in the 9,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Workforce Development Institute. Students learn from quality instructors with small class sizes. Fast track options and flexible scheduling are available.

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Information for this Program

Institution OPE ID: 10879

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code for this program: 47.0605

Institution name for this program: Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Credential level:

AAS degree for AAS Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Certificate for Diesel Performance Specialist, Diesel HVAC Specialist, Diesel Drive Train Specialist


Normal time to complete the program:

2 years for AAS Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

1 year for Diesel Performance Specialist, Diesel HVAC Specialist, Diesel Drive Train Specialist


Occupations for which the program prepares students: Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists; Farm Equipment and Service Technicians; Automotive Master Mechanics, Automotive Specialty Technicians



Tuition and fee costs:
 

$7,998 for AAS Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

$2,580 for Diesel Performance Specialist Certificate

$2,064 for Diesel HVAC Specialist Certificate

$2,064 for Diesel Drive Train Specialist Certificate

 

Typical costs for books & supplies:
 

$1,860 for AAS Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

$600 for Diesel Performance Specialist Certificate

$480 for Diesel HVAC Specialist Certificate

$480 for Diesel Drive Train Specialist Certificate

 

Typical cost of living expenses (off-campus): $8,550

Additional tuituin cost information is available at http://www.richland.edu/tuition


Number of students enrolled in this program from July 1 - June 30 of the previous year: 0

Number of students enrolled in this program from July 1 - June 30 of the previous year who completed the program within the normal timeframe: 0


Does the state require licensure: State does not have licensure rquirements for this profession

 

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