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Diesel Technology - DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks Overview

DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

Today's diesel equipment is more technologically challenging than yesterday's diesel engines and systems. WyoTech offers a core Diesel Technology training program along with its Diesel Advance Technology Education (DATE) for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks specialty. The entire program is designed to train students on Mack and Volvo Truck maintenance.

The DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks specialty awards a diploma in approximately nine months of successful training.

Course Objectives

In addition to the training modules you will take as part of the Diesel Technology core, the Diesel Advanced Technology Education for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks specialty consists of the following courses:

  • DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks 1: This course introduces students to industry and OEM history, time management, warranty, safety, model identification, product specific truck theory, Mack and Volvo OEM program support tools and software, engine repair and diagnosis, fuel delivery, ignition, turbo, exhaust, engine management systems, drivability, electronics, overhaul, cooling, lubrication computer based diagnostics and component locations.
  • DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks 2: This course introduces students to product specific truck theory, repair and diagnosis on emission systems operations, catalytic reduction converter, diesel particulate filter, preventive maintenance inspection, cab and chassis heating and air conditioning, airbags and driver safety, wiring harnesses, ergonomics, power trains to include transmission systems, clutches, brakes, ABS, federal brake inspection, axles and differentials and suspensions and engine tune-up.

Career Opportunities

This Diesel Technology diploma program and the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks specialty can provide students with the basic skills needed to pursue a broad range of entry-level diesel technology positions, including consideration for employment as a diesel mechanic technician at a Mack Dealer or Volvo Dealer.


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Campuses that offer DATE for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

Other Specialties in the Diesel Technology Core*

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Blairsville Campus Program Disclosures.
  • Blairsville Completion rates for this program*:
  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Laramie Campus Program Disclosures.
  • Laramie Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 97.7% completed within 100% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 100% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 0% completed within 150% of the program length. (Calculation utilized - number of full-time students in enrollment cohort who completed within 150% program length, divided by the number of full-time students in enrollment cohort)

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here

* Not all courses and specialties offered at all locations.


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