Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Service and Light Repair Technician

Diesel technology affects far more than just trucks. Diesel technology includes heavy equipment, oil exploration and extraction, marine industries, the national gas industry, and big trucks.

As a student at Francis Tuttle's Diesel Technology training center, you will prepare to work on some of the top equipment in the industry. Learning is hands-on and students have the opportunity to work on diesel equipment from a variety of Francis Tuttle's partners such as Cummins, Caterpillar, Freightliner, International, and Volvo.

The program setup is flexible. Students and the incumbent workforce are able to enter at any time and plan a training schedule to meet their needs. Training is evaluated through intense studies in the classroom and hands-on evaluations in the lab.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Reno Diesel Technology Training Center

Total Hours Required

780 hours

Length

Full-time: 7 months of instruction

Part-time: 14 months of instruction

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Two sessions: 8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm, Monday - Friday

Part-time students enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Introduction to Diesel Technology 30 hours
  • Preventative Maintenance Inspection and Service 135 hours
  • Engine Systems 45 hours
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes 105 hours
  • Diesel Electricity 240 hours
  • Steering and Suspension 105 hours
  • Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Heating and Air 90 hours
  • Workforce Staging 30 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE HVAC 609 Certification (optional) - $19.00
  • Snap-on Digital Volt/Ohm MeterASE Student Certifications (optional) - $30.00 each- Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes- Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical & Electronic Systems- Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Engine - Medium/Heavy Truck Steering & Suspension

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition - $1,716.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Black Dickie work shirts (2 @ $20-$28.00 each) – up to $56.00
  • Steel-toed shoes or boots - $50.00-$125.00
  • Certifications – up to $120.00*

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

Up to $1,912.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*The $30.00 test fee for ASE student certifications allow a single attempt at any or all tests in the series within one year. With instructor approval, Francis Tuttle will pay this fee one time, allowing the student a single attempt at any or all tests in the series at no cost. If a students does not take all tests in a single academic year or additional attempts are needed, the student will be responsible for additional exam fees. The estimated totals provided assume that the student successfully completes all desired NATEF/ASE certification tests on the first attempt within a single academic year. If additional time or attempts are needed, additional certification costs should be added to the estimated total.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE HVAC 609 Certification (optional) - $19.00
  • Snap-on Digital Volt/Ohm MeterASE Student Certifications (optional) - $30.00 each- Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes- Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical & Electronic Systems- Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Engine - Medium/Heavy Truck Steering & Suspension

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of -State Tuition - $3,432.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Black Dickie work shirts (2 @ $20-$28.00 each) – up to $56.00
  • Steel-toed shoes or boots - $50.00-$125.00
  • Certifications – up to $120.00*

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of -State – Up to $3,628.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*The $30.00 test fee for ASE student certifications allow a single attempt at any or all tests in the series within one year. With instructor approval, Francis Tuttle will pay this fee one time, allowing the student a single attempt at any or all tests in the series at no cost. If a students does not take all tests in a single academic year or additional attempts are needed, the student will be responsible for additional exam fees. The estimated totals provided assume that the student successfully completes all desired NATEF/ASE certification tests on the first attempt within a single academic year. If additional time or attempts are needed, additional certification costs should be added to the estimated total.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12.00 - $18.00

per hour

Pass Rate

93%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Diesel Repair Fleet Service Centers, Independent Repair Facilities, Retail Diesel Parts Shops, Truck and Equipment Dealership Technicians, Heavy Equipment Technicians, Oil Field Truck and Equipment Technicians

Diesel Technology