Gateway Technical College’s Natef Certified diesel technology programs prepare students for the growing number of high-tech transportation careers. Diesel Equipment Mechanic technical diploma and Diesel Equipment Technology associate degree training are offered at the world-class Horizon Center for Transportation Technology. The Horizon Center houses the new Advanced Propulsion lab. The facility introduces students to biofuels and other sustainable heavy-duty engine technologies. Classrooms and student labs feature the latest instructional technology including LJ Create, a diesel training resource specifically designed to help students learn the most up-to-date diesel repair techniques.
The Diesel Equipment Mechanic technical diploma is a one-year program designed to prepare an entry-level diesel technician. The 32-credit program covers over the road, off road and stationary applications emphasizing the fundamentals and repair of diesel engines and basic diesel vehicle systems. These systems include brakes, steering & suspension, heating, cooling and electrical systems. Diesel equipment mechanic courses make up the first year of the Diesel Equipment Technology associate degree. Those wishing to further their education can continue on for another year to obtain an associate degree in Diesel Equipment Technology.