2022-2023 College Catalog

Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician TCC

Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician TCC (Major Code: DTM1)

Program Description

The Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician certificate program provides training in the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for employment as a maintenance technician on semi –trucks, trailers or other diesel equipment. The topics covered include diesel shop safety, tools, and equipment, preventive maintenance procedures, truck brake systems, and truck drive trains.

Career Information


Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 2% nationally and 11% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $42,000 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: 2 Terms

Credit Hours: 27

Estimated Program Cost: $3,684

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (25 Credits)

DIET 1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety


DIET 1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems


DIET 1020Preventive Maintenance


DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems


DIET 2020Truck Drive Trains


DIET 2021Truck Transmissions


Total Credit Hours: 27


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 display competence in performing basic maintenance procedures for all diesel vehicles, engines and equipment serviced in the shop.
3. The graduate will be able to research, locater and apply 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.