What is Diesel Technology?
Are you a fan of the big rigs? Do you like solving problems and working with your hands? Are you interested in math, science and electronic diagnostics? Becoming a diesel mechanic may be a satisfying career for you! Students learn to operate and repair diesel engines, fuel injection systems, onboard computers, and transmission, steering, suspension and brake systems. We have employers who are ready to hire our students, and this program qualifies for free college tuition through the Work Ready Scholarship.
NEW this fall!
Evening program taught at Eugene S Peel Diesel Mechanic Center, 501 Maple Street, Nicholasville KY 40356. This class is great for those interested in a career in diesel technology or who already work in the field and want to advance their skills. We have employers waiting to hire our students in as little as four months. For more information, contact Laura Lynch.
What are my career choices?
Diesel service technicians and mechanics are employed in almost every industry, particularly those that use trucks, buses, and equipment to haul, deliver, and transport materials, goods, and people. The largest employer is the truck transportation industry. Our graduates will be employed by Whayne Supply Company, World Wide Equipment, Kentucky Freightliner, FleetPride, and UPS. Nearly every area of the country employs diesel service technicians and mechanics, although most work is found in towns and cities where trucking companies, bus lines, and other fleet owners have large operations.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Currently BCTC is approved to offer the following:
- Associate of Applied Science Diesel Technology (Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Track)
- Diesel Engine Mechanic Certificate
- Diesel Steering and Suspension Mechanic Certificate
- Heavy Duty Brake Mechanic Certificate
- Heavy Duty Drive Train Mechanic Certificate
- Medium and Heavy Truck Mechanic Helper Certificate
Program Taught Evenings at Eugene S Peel Diesel Mechanic Center, 501 Maple Street, Nicholasville KY 40356
Length of Program
You can complete a certificate in 16 weeks, a diploma in 18 months or and Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.