The Diesel Technician program at Dixie Technical College prepares students for great careers working on heavy-duty diesel trucks as well as diesel engines used in many manufacturing settings. Taught in a NATEF certified shop and using NATEF curriculum, students develop current industry standard practices *Basic technician hand tools required for the program.
Understanding why diesel engines are the workhorse of our economy. We always say, if you bought it – a truck brought it.
Learn what it takes to maintain equipment.
Understand the importance of hydraulic safety.
Understand how to repair air conditioning systems.
What makes trucks move, clutches, transmissions, and gears.
Understanding the components that keep heavy-duty vehicles moving safely down the road.
Are hands-on and detail-oriented.
Have good mechanical skills and love working with diesel engines and other heavy machinery.
Love tackling unique challenges that require maintaining basic skills and acquiring new ones.
It prepares them to work in a respected, in-demand field that needs workers with specialized knowledge and skills.
It prepares them to work in a fast-paced career where they’ll be presented with new and unique challenges.
It presents the knowledge needed to work for small businesses as well as large corporations.
When you arrive on campus, you will be greeted by one of our experienced and friendly Dixie Tech recruiters. They will guide you through our state-of-the-art college and answer any and every question you may have! Feel free to bring friends and family along for the tour, the more the merrier!
Can’t make it for a tour? Not a problem! You are more than welcome to have a family member or friend take a tour and gather information for you.
Do you already know what program you’re interested in? Then this is the tour for you! See all of the buildings, classrooms, and labs related to your program of interest!
Not sure what program you’re interested in? No worries! This tour will take you through the buildings, classrooms, and programs related to your area of interest.
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Guy Whalen has been a diesel mechanic since 2011. He holds an associate degree in Agriculture Technology from Utah State but chose to focus his career as a Diesel Technician because he realized the importance of that skill set in keeping a working farm or ranch functioning. His experience in the industry includes working as a diesel tech, a service advisor, and finally, a shop owner. Guy joined the faculty at Dixie Tech in 2021 as a Diesel Tech instructor. “The best part of teaching at Dixie Tech is our students’ enthusiasm.I always tell my students that different isn’t wrong and that we are all learning on our own level.”
Interested in learning more about this program? Our Academic Advisors are here for you and can answer whatever questions you may have.