The Heavy Diesel Service Technician certificate provides training in both the theory and diagnosis of basic systems found on diesel engines and heavy equipment. The program provides instruction in basic shop safety and equipment, diesel engines and fuel systems, electrical/electronic systems, hydraulics, and power train systems. The program is designed to last one year and will offer students an opportunity to apply their skills in an internship environment at a local diesel equipment repair facility. This program is geared towards students who want to start a career in the heavy diesel equipment repair industry. (Program Length: 2 Semesters)
Diesel employment opportunities include: On road tractor and trailer service facilities; Industrial and construction heavy equipment service technician; Bus and RV service technician, and Rail transportation services; Fleet maintenance.
Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Heavy Diesel Service Technician certificate.