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Diesel Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate.
Classes offered at KC—Longview

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or Call 903.753.2642


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Overview of Diesel Technology


The Diesel Technology Program prepares students for positions in the exciting world of diesel truck repair, heavy equipment repair and natural gas compression. Upon enrolling in the program, students are assisted in finding jobs with local companies that allow them to work part-time as a mechanic-in-training while attending KC. Students who graduate from this program can work as a truck technicians, heavy equipment technicians, and natural gas compression technicians. Students may elect to specialize in areas such as building engines or transmissions. The opportunities in this field are limited only by a person's desire and work ethic.


What do graduates do?
Students who graduate from this program can work as a truck technicians, heavy equipment technicians, and natural gas compression technicians. Students may elect to specialize in areas such as building engines or transmissions. The opportunities in this field are limited only by a person's desire and work ethic.

What is the job outlook?

The job outlook for graduates has never been brighter! Students usually can expect four to five job offers at the end of their training.



W
hat kind of salary can graduates expect locally and nationally?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Diesel Technology is $37,660. Local salaries vary.
Exciting opportunities in the off-shore oil drilling business also exist where diesel technicians can make as much as $90,000/year.

How do I get more information about the Diesel program?
Call (903) 753-2642 to make an appointment with a counselor or contact the Diesel Technology Instructor, Dave Barbieri at (903) 236-2017. He can be contacted by phone or email. Since class sizes are kept small this allows more one-on-one time with the instructor.


» Contact Information

Dave Barbieri
Diesel Technology Instructor
Phone:
(903) 236-2017
Location: Kilgore College—Longview, 300 S. High Street



Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.



5-10-2013

 



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