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Diesel Technology

Accelerate your future with an in-demand diesel career

Training in Tidewater Community College’s diesel technology program blends classroom theory, lab demonstrations and real-life skill development to prepare you for a career as a technician in the in-demand diesel industry. American Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructors ensure that you get the training you need on real diesel engines. And you’ll learn in TCC’s Regional Automotive Center, the region’s only high-tech facility for automotive training, which houses seven cutting edge automotive, diesel and marine technology training labs.

Semesters:
5
Credits:
68
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Diesel Marine Technician

Get the training employers need in the diesel marine industry as technicians in the areas of service, maintenance, and repair.

Semesters:
5
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technician

Receive in-depth training in diesel fundamentals through theory and hands-on instruction.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Diesel Engine Technician

Develop the skills necessary to repair and maintain diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. This curriculum offers an in-depth background in diesel fundamentals through theory and hands-on instruction.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
27
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Diesel Marine Technician

Focusing on the repair of marine diesel engines and vessels, this certificate teaches you the theory of marine diesel operation along with the latest repair and diagnostic procedures available in the industry.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
27
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technician

Hands-on experience will teach you to perform basic diesel engine troubleshooting on both mechanical and electronic components. You’ll also learn how to service and repair, as well as provide preventive maintenance and alignments on medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Additional Program Information:

The Diesel Technology program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

ASE

The Diesel Marine Technician Career Studies Certificate is approved by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) as a Marine League School. Manufacturer certifications from Volvo Penta are also available through the program.

Students seeking additional credentials may pursue the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certification exams

A valid driver’s license is required for admission into the Diesel Technology program.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • enjoy working with your hands
  • enjoy problem solving
  • have strong computer skills

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