Diesel Technology Program
WyoTech students receive high quality career training
Diesel is more than just trucks - it's a driving force behind today's technology. Think about all the vehicles and equipment running on diesel engines - oil rigs, power plants, hydraulic systems, locomotives, cargo ships, farming equipment, construction vehicles, mining equipment, and of course diesel trucks.
At WyoTech, students will get hands-on experience with a variety of diesel engines and power systems. Our instructors make sure students are able to work with machines produced by some of the top names in the diesel industry, such as: Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, and more.
The Diesel Technology program includes courses in:
- Engine Management Systems and Accessories
- Fluid, Power and Electrical Systems
- Power Trains
You'll study diesel engine theory and design, engine performance, cooling systems, lubrication systems, induction exhaust and after-treatment systems, hydrostatic transmissions, charging systems, heavy-duty torque converters, power train principles, heavy-duty clutches, transport refrigeration, brake air systems, steering alignment, and so much more.
Graduates of our diesel technology program may seek careers in:
- Heavy Equipment Maintenance
- Locomotive Maintenance
- Over-the-road truck maintenance
- Fleet maintenance
- Dealership service
- Aftermarket parts development/specialist
Specialties in the Diesel Technology Core*
Students in the Diesel Technology Program can choose to specialize in the following:
- Advanced Diesel
- Applied Service Management
- Auto-Diesel Vehicle Technology
- DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks
- High Performance Powertrain
- Light-duty Diesel
- Motorsports Chassis Fabrication
- Off-Road Power Concentration
- Street Rod and Custom Fabrication
- Trim and Upholstery Technology
Campuses that offer the Diesel Technology Core*
For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, choose a campus below to download:
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