Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


The mission of Diesel Powered Equipment Technol­ogy Program is to train individuals for employment as diesel service technicians and mechanics. Also known as bus and truck mechanics and diesel en­gine specialists, the individuals repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equip­ment such as heavy trucks, buses, and locomo­tives.





Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,230.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,817.60

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Service Technician 432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,330

Current job openings per year: 700

Books and Supplies Lists


ASE Medium Truck Technician Certification
General public can take the certification test with two years of work experience in field


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