Students in the Commercial Truck Equipment Technology Program receive intensive training in repairing, rebuilding, and maintaining diesel engines for trucks, school buses, and heavy equipment, such as backhoes, cranes, and bulldozers. This program, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF), provides specialized instruction in diagnostic and repair work on diesel engines, heavy-duty gasoline engines, and hydraulic and electrical systems.
Graduates of this program may enter a diesel-mechanic apprenticeship program or adult-education or technical-school program in Diesel Engine Mechanical and Repair Services, Heavy Equipment Maintenance and rRepair, or Industrial Machinery Maintenance and Repair.
Graduates of the Commercial Truck Equipment Technology program may find entry-level positions as a parts person or a diesel mechanic assistant.
ASE-certified diesel technician, service manager, parts manager, construction equipment mechanic, industrial truck mechanic
Individuals may become certified diesel technicians by passing all sections of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examination and completing four years of work experience. Collins Career Center students who complete the Commercial Truck Equipment Technology Program will receive credit for one year of work experience toward this certification.