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Diesel Technician

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Diesel Technician Overview

Are you someone with a knack for problem-solving and a passion for tinkering with both electrical and mechanical systems? Look no further. The diesel industry is thriving, creating a high demand for skilled technicians like yourself. At CVTC, we offer a comprehensive Diesel Technician program designed to equip you with the necessary skills to excel in this dynamic field.

Over the course of two years, our program blends classroom instruction with hands-on training, ensuring you're well-prepared to tackle the challenges of inspecting, analyzing, and repairing diesel equipment across various sectors, including agriculture, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road machinery.

Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn:

  • Diesel engine diagnostics and repair
  • Suspension and steering system maintenance
  • Brake inspection and repair techniques
  • Electrical and electronic system troubleshooting
  • Drive train maintenance
  • Heating and air conditioning system servicing
  • Hydraulic repair and diagnostic procedures

Our instructors are not only certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Medium-Heavy Duty Truck but also bring with them years of invaluable industry experience coupled with a passion for teaching.

Upon completion of the program, you'll walk away with a set of valuable certifications, including:

  • 396.25 Brake Inspector Certification
  • 396.19 Vehicle Inspector Certification
  • Federal 609 Air Conditioning Certification
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Join us at CVTC and embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a highly skilled and sought-after diesel technician in today's thriving industry.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

Diesel Technician
64 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months

Next Start Date
August 12, 2024


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $13,741

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Career Opportunities

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technician

Heavy Equipment Operator

Truck Driver

Graduate Employers

CURT Manufacturing

Irvington Garage


Mid-State Truck Service

Penske Truck Leasing

Wisconsin Fleet Services

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Deadline to Apply
August 5, 2024

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Diesel Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $43,572.



80% of our recent Diesel Technician graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 95 job openings in the CVTC district for the Diesel Technician industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Diesel Technician program.

Sample Courses

Chassis Electrical
This course will study all aspects of electrical systems found on heavy-duty trucks. Battery testing, lighting, starting, charging, in-dash controls, schematic interpretation, and troubleshooting techniques using a digital multi-meter will be practiced.

Applied Mobile Hydraulics
The student will experience activities with basic hydraulic components including disassembly and assembly of valves, pumps, and cylinders. Servicing and preventive maintenance will be performed on trucks and other equipment.

Diesel Engine Overhaul
This course will study heavy-duty diesel engine rebuild, including diagnostic and disassembly procedures, evaluation of worn parts, component rebuilding, and reassembly and testing procedures including power concepts and dynamometer run-in.

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The staff of CVTC were one of the best aspects of the school! The biggest thing they taught me was that there is no such thing as a stupid question. You are there to learn, therefore they not only expect questions, they want questions to be asked!

Diesel Technician Graduate

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