Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician

Program Overview

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.

Students who complete this program have participated in a training program that was certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Students may enter the Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 23 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$25,000.00 – $75,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $2,962.00
Books & Supplies: $660.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs in the truck maintenance field.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • DIET1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety3 credit hours80 contact hours
  • Diesel Electrical Course Options: 7 Credit Hours Required
  • DIET1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems7 credit hours210 contact hours
  • DIET1011Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems I4 credit hours116 contact hours
  • DIET1012Diesel Electrical and Electronics Systems II3 credit hours93 contact hours
  • DIET1020Preventive Maintenance5 credit hours121 contact hours
  • DIET2010Truck Brake Systems4 credit hours127 contact hours
  • DIET2020Truck Drive Trains4 credit hours100 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 23