Diesel Equipment Technology


The Diesel Equipment Technology program explores theory and lab work on a variety of vehicle systems. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Mechanic, Equipment and Systems Inspector, and more.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

As a Diesel Equipment Technology student, you will explore a variety of vehicle systems in classes combining theory and laboratory exercises that will prepare you to work on a variety of medium and heavy-duty trucks and equipment.

Students will apply classroom theory in various hands-on activities, ensuring they are ready to enter the workforce upon program completion.

Program Highlights

  • Diesel Equipment Theory
  • Brake Systems
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fixed Power Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Electronic Systems
  • Diesel Power and the Environment
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Automatic and Manual Shift Transmission

Career Opportunities

Graduates of CNM's rigorous Diesel Equipment Technology program are in high demand nationwide due to a national shortage of technicians in the diesel truck and heavy equipment fields. This shortage ensures excellent pay and benefits.

Job opportunities exist in government and independent repair facilities and dealerships for all aspects of the industry, including line technicians, field service technicians, service writers, service managers, warranty and parts specialists, overhaul specialists, and more.

Interested in learning about gainful employment in the Diesel Equipment Technology field? Check out Career and Job Placement for more information. 

Related Information

Get Credit for Prior Learning

If you have a valid OSHA certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Transportation Technology (AAS), Diesel Equipment Technology Concentration program by filling out the following form: