Diesel Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate. Classes at KC-Longview.

About the program:

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.

Get hands-on experience:

Program emphasis is placed on theory and actual hands-on work experience. Start with the 42-hour certificate that will take one year to complete. After that, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology is just six courses away. Classes begin in August.

  • Technician for Trucks
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Diesel Engines
  • Compressors
  • Fork Lifts
  • Sales
  • Parts
  • Manufacturing

UT Tyler Roadmap to Success - Industrial Technology:

The Roadmap to Success was created by Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center to get you started on your career path to a degree in Industrial Technology in an efficient and affordable way, close to home. Enroll in Kilgore College courses necessary to complete a degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology, Diesel Technology, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Corrosion Technology, Drafting Design Technology, Instrumentation and Electrical Technology or Process Technology. Many of the courses required by Kilgore College to complete an AAS degree will transfer to UT Tyler’s BS in Industrial Technology degree.

Course information:


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For information about Diesel Technology:

Charles Childers
Instructor, Diesel Technology
(903) 236-2075
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX)
Mike Henry
Academic Advisor
Business & Information Technology
(903) 236-2032
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX)
D'Wayne Shaw
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8130
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114