2022-2023 College Catalog

Diesel Engine Service Technician TCC

Diesel Engine Service Technician TCC (Major Code: DE21)

Program Description

The Diesel Engine Service Technician certificate program provides the student with training to become an entry-level diesel engine service technician. The topics covered include diesel shop safety, tools and equipment, diesel electrical/electronic systems, and diesel engines and support systems.

Career Information


Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12% nationally and 5.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $38,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Rubin Williams

Instructor, Auto Diesel Technology

Academic Building C2324




Brian Ford

Automotive Technology Instructor

Academic Building C2324



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 Term

Credit Hours: 16

Estimated Program Cost: $2,884

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (16 Credits)

DIET 1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety


DIET 1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems


DIET 1030Diesel Engines


Total Credit Hours: 16


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to follow a methodical diagnostic process while performing all repairs in a service shop.
2. The graduate will be able to pursue update training and certification to maintain current knowledge on diesel systems and equipment.
3. The graduate will be able to display the ability to seek and use technical information to diagnose problems.
4. The graduate will be able to communicate knowledgeably and professionally with peers and customers regarding all repairs and display appropriate industry work ethics.