The Diesel Technology program at Oklahoma Technical College is all about learning by doing.
As a student, you will learn to inspect, diagnose, repair, and conduct failure analysis and preventative maintenance inspections on diesel engines, medium duty and heavy duty trucks.
- Steering and Suspension
- Preventative Maintenance
Get your hands dirty in our shop with medium duty and heavy duty trucks and multiple diesel engines. The best way for you to become career ready is to develop your skills in a hands-on environment similar to your career after graduation and so we make sure you get enough time in the lab to practice what you learned in the classroom.
Tools for Success
Upon program completion, you will receive a kit full of tools* to help set you up in your new career including a Snap-On tool chest, sockets, wrenches, and more. You will be ready for anything on day one of your new job.
*see your admissions representative for details
Start preparing for ASE certification in as little 9 months
In as little as eight and a half months you’ll be fully trained for a new career in an in-demand industry working on diesel engines of all sizes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics is growing by 12% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average economy. Noteworthy employers of our Diesel Tech graduates include:
- Broken Arrow Public Schools
- MHC Kenworth
- Premier Truck Group
- Trimac Transportation
- Melton Truck Lines
- Miller Truck Lines
- Summit Truck Group
- Rush Peterbilt
- Fleet Services of Tulsa Inc
- Ditch Witch
If you’re on this page, you’ve probably asked yourself “What does a Diesel Technician do?”
There’s a lot to it, but mainly, the field of Diesel Technology is for people who never outgrew their love for trucks of any size (but the bigger the better), those who always wanted to know how these trucks work and why they require such specific maintenance. Most importantly, this is a program that interests people that have always wanted a job where they can get their hands dirty while doing something they love.