Diesel Technology

The diesel engine is the workhorse that drives much of the nation's transportation system. Because it delivers more power and is more durable than its Diesel Technologygasoline-burning counterpart, the diesel engine is used in heavy trucks, buses and locomotives.

Diesel service technicians repair and maintain diesel engines and RCC's Diesel Technology program provides the most up-to-date training and equipment these technicians need to do their jobs.

RCC diesel instructors are industry trained and ASE certified with years of field experience. Our smaller class sizes allow instructors more one-on-one time with students, while the excellent hands-on training students receive has led to a successful job-placement rate.

Here's what some of our students are saying about the RCC Diesel Technology program:

Degrees and Certificates

Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Diesel Specialist certificate in as little as two years.

Major topics covered in the training include:

  • Diesel power trains
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Braking systems
  • Chassis systems
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Air conditioning.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the RCC Diesel Technology program are ready to enter the diesel field with entry-level knowledge for repairing and maintaining highway trucks and construction equipment.

Diesel Technology is a rewarding career field with a variety of employment opportunities. Because there is a shortage of qualified technicians, opportunities abound. If you're good with your hands and have a natural curiosity for how machines work, this could be the field for you.

Department chair:
Kemp Pheley
E-mail: kpheley@roguecc.edu
Phone: (541) 245-7997