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Jump-start Your Career as a Diesel Engine Specialist

STLCC's diesel technology programs prepare you for a career as a medium/heavy truck repair technician.

You will receive hands-on training to be skilled in diagnosing and repairing various truck systems, making you qualified for entry-level positions in dealerships, maintenance facilities and other vehicle-based operations. 

Through laboratory exercises and on-the-job training, you will have the chance to work with industry-standard tools and equipment.

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What is Diesel Technology at St. Louis Community College?

Diesel technicians diagnose, repair and maintain diesel engines, which are commonly used in trucks, buses, construction equipment and other heavy-duty vehicles and machinery. 

Through a combination of classroom instruction and practical training, students gain a deep understanding of diesel engine operation, fuel systems, electrical systems and computer diagnostics.

STLCC offers three programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS): a comprehensive degree that combines diesel automotive training with general education courses
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CP): a comprehensive certificate that focuses on diesel automotive training
  • Certificate of Specialization (CS): learn the essential skills needed to perform typical diesel services 
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What Can You Do with a Diesel Technology Degree?

The diesel technology field offers a wealth of career opportunities. Graduates from our programs can pursue roles as diesel mechanics, technicians or specialists in various industries such as:

  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Mining

With the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the diesel technology field, job prospects are promising, and graduates can enjoy competitive salaries and advancement opportunities.

  • Degrees offered: AAS, CP, CS
  • Locations: Forest Park
  • AAS hours to complete: 60
  • CP hours to complete: 42
  • CS hours to complete: 18
  • Program contact name: Joshua Walker
  • Program contact email: jwalker@stlcc.edu

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

Related Programs

At STLCC, you can combine this degree with a number of certificates to enhance your career opportunities, such as:

Check AAS Program RequirementsCheck CP Program RequirementsCheck CS Program Requirements

Why You Should Choose Diesel Technology at STLCC

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers, including day and evening classes, in-person and live virtual lectures, as well as online and hybrid options.

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Graduate with Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. 

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Ramp Up High Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training. Certificate programs can establish you in a new career in as few as 12 weeks. 

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Build Skills You Need with Stackable Credentials

Stackable credentials help students level up career opportunities without investing a large amount of time and resources. Students can stack a series of traditional and nontraditional credentials including degrees, certificates, apprenticeships and more. 

Come as you are. See what you become.

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