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Diesel Technology

Turbocharge Your Career!

Train for a career to become a heavy duty diesel technician that can specialize in over the road trucking, heavy equipment, mining, power generation or marine diesel.

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Zac Burrows
"I enjoy repairing broken items and working on big trucks - the program lets me ...
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Zac Burrows
Dixie Tech Student
"I enjoy repairing broken items and working on big trucks - the program lets me drive and fix trucks and equipment while learning something new every day."
Zac Burrows
Zac Burrows
Dixie Tech Student
Ellie
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Ellie
CAT
"I never would have thought in a million years that I would be able to come out of school and go straight into a company like CAT. But I spent the last year reading, staying after school, getting in depth, asking questions, and that led me to this point. I have a lot more opportunities than I’ve ever had before. I can choose what I want to work on, I have so many options.”
Ellie
Ellie
CAT
Aden Woods
"I chose Dixie Tech for hands-on heavy equipment training in the shop - working on ...
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Aden Woods
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech for hands-on heavy equipment training in the shop - working on equipment hands-on is what I enjoy most."
Aden Woods
Aden Woods
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Diesel Technology program

Through theory lessons and intensive hands-on skill building, students gain expertise inspecting, diagnosing, servicing, and repairing diesel vehicles and equipment. Graduates enter the field prepared for in-demand careers as diesel technicians.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Learn hands-on how to remove, service and repair engines.
    • Gain knowledge of drivetrains and how they work.
    • Understand hydraulics and how to repair them.
    • Dive into HVAC troubleshooting and repair.
    • Learn about suspension and steering components.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • ASE certification

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  •  Heavy Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists – Median Income $54k year, with top earners at $78k year.*
  •  Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic – Median Income $59k year, with top earners at $80k year.*
  • Railway Car Repairers – Median Income $63k year, with top earners at $84k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$6,041.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

12 Months

Credit Hours

35

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

July 1, 2024 | 8:00am – 3:00pm | Mon – Thu

January 7, 2025 | 8:00am – 3:00pm | Mon – Thu

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Diesel Technology

Taught in an ASE Education Foundation certified shop using official ASE curriculum, students in Dixie Tech’s Diesel Technician program develop current industry standard practices and skills to launch careers as diesel mechanics.

Through hands-on training on real diesel vehicles and equipment, graduates gain competency troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing engines, drivetrains, suspension, hydraulics, HVAC systems, and all components needed to become professional diesel technicians.

Diesel Technology Courses

TEDT 1010: Introduction to Diesel Technology – 2 credit hours

TEDT 1100: Electrical I – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1300: Brakes – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1200: Steering and Suspension – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1400: Drivetrain – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1700: Hydraulics 2 credit hours

TEDT 1110: Electrical II – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1600: Engines I – 4 credit hours

TEDT 1800: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  3 credit hour

TEDT 1610: Engines II – 3 credit hours

TEDT 1500: Preventative Maintenance I – 1 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$3,675
$2,366
$6,041

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$6,041.00

Additional Costs:

$870 – Textbooks & Meter Kit
$2,500 – Tool Kit

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
July 1, 2024
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

12 Months

Admissions Process
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BEGIN AN APPLICATION

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Valid Driver's License

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Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 235

Reading – 235

English – 235

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 14

Reading – 14

English – 14

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 350

ERW – 280

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15

 

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

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Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

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Railway car repairers

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Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Funding
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Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located atop Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.


Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Diesel Technicians. 

Brandon Tucker

Brandon earned certification through the Diesel Systems technology program at Salt Lake Community College and went on to work as a service manager at Ahern Rentals. While there, he gained expertise in a wide range of engines, including Kubota’s construction and small agriculture equipment. He also worked as regional technical support for Kubota. 

Joshua Jones

Joshua graduated with an Associates degree in Automotive Mechanics in 2014. He has worked in private fleets and local dealerships, gaining experience in both auto and diesel mechanics. He is eager to contribute to the education and growth of the next generation of technicians.

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson started his career working in his family’s trucking company at an early age. He has gained experience in many positions of the trade including over-the-road trucking, diesel dealership service & repair, and as a foreman for a large excavation company. Robert Joined the faculty at Dixie Technical College in 2018.

Shawn Bain

Shawn Bain has worked with diesel engines, heavy equipment operation, equipment maintenance, welding, and collision repair. His career has always involved working on challenging equipment with his mind and hands. His expertise is a valuable insight and guidance for the next generation of diesel technicians.

Diesel Technology Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Diesel Technology Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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