2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heavy Diesel Service Technician Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is a Heavy Diesel Service Technician? A Heavy Diesel Service Technician works on diesel powered vehicles such as buses, large trucks, boats, bulldozers, dump trucks, cranes and even light duty trucks and cars. Diesel mechanics perform a wide range of duties, from routine preventive maintenance to complete overhauls. Skills training starts with inspection of the vehicle and progresses to use of diagnostic computer technology on today’s advanced vehicles. These tools help identify issues and determine any problems with the vehicle and corresponding corrective action. Diesel engines, being different from gasoline powered engines have different needs and requirements when being serviced. It is essential that Diesel mechanics understand the vehicle’s electrical system, powertrain and all of its working components.
Certificate Heavy Diesel Service Technician, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math are required to graduate from this certificate.
Length of Program 2 Semesters
32 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Fall semester
Application Process Applicants to the Heavy Diesel Service Technician program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines Students may enter in the fall term.
For more information, contact: Johnny Stallings, JStallings@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-7382.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay          $43,800 to $45,170
Entry level education          Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 - 2024          76,900
Job growth, 2014 - 2024          14%