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    Diesel Technology – Truck student.
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    Service technicians gain skills to work at a truck dealership or independent shop.
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    Diesel Technology – Truck student.
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    Service technicians gain skills to work at a truck dealership or independent shop.
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Diesel Technology-Truck

  •  Estimated Cost: $14,682.50

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    Our Diesel Technology-Truck program is designed for just for you if you want a challenging and rewarding career. We teach the industry's highest standards and exact procedures are followed throughout the program. You will be trained in all phases of over-the-road truck repair, including electrical/electronic systems, engines, power trains, suspension and steering, brake systems, hydraulics, and preventative maintenance. Many people choose to be masters of all truck systems to be able to personally handle any customer concern. You will also have the opportunity to hone your skills in our new Crete Carrier Diesel Technology & Welding Center.

    You will be successful in our Diesel Technology-Truck program if you:

    • have high mechanical ability and basic math skills
    • have good communication skills (must be able to read, understand and follow written directions; must be able to read manuals and computer-generated instructions; and must be able to express oneself clearly verbally)
    • are computer proficient and detail-oriented
    • are a “mind-on” and a “hands-on” person
    • have the ability to work on a team
    • are a sequential and analytical thinker
    • can multi-task and stay on task until a job is completed

    You can start the Diesel Technology-Truck program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    In addition, you are required to provide or purchase a basic tool set during the first semester. Tools may be purchased at the SCC Campus Store, the SCC Milford Parts Store or off-campus. You are required to wear safety-toe boots or shoes during all lab activities and while participating in the Cooperative Education/Internship program.

    You will be trained in all phases of light, medium and heavy over-the-road truck repair in our Diesel Technology-Truck program. We prepare you for employment as high-quality entry-level truck service technicians in truck dealerships, truck fleet service facilities, and independent truck service shops. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $36,712. Diesel Technology-Truck career options include:

    • Diesel Technician
    • Mechanic
    • Service Maintenance Technician

    Natef-Accreditation-Logo-webOur program is four semesters and is certified by the:

    ASE Education Foundation
    1503 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 101
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    703-669-6650

    You will take lecture/lab courses at our Milford campus and have a unique opportunity to demonstrate your classroom skills in a cooperative education experience in a repair shop. Wages earned during your cooperative education training can be used to offset educational costs.

    Lester Breidenstine, Program Director
    ASE Diesel Engines, Electrical / Electronic Systems Certified
    AAS Diesel Technology – Southeast Community College
    45 Years Experience
    402-761-8328
    lbreidenstine@southeast.edu

    Karl Eickhoff, Instructor
    ASE Master Automobile Technician
    ASE Master Truck Technician
    ASE Advanced Level Specialist L1 & L2 
    AAS Automotive Technology - Southeast Community College
    21 Years Experience
    402-761-8309
    keickhoff@southeast.edu

    Jacob Friesen, Instructor
    ASE Preventive Maintenance, Air Brakes, Hydraulic Brakes & Steering / Suspension Certified
    AAS, Diesel Technology - Southeast Community College
    20 Years Experience
    402-761-8433
    jfriesen@southeast.edu

    Andrew Schiessl, Instructor
    ASE Med./Heavy Duty Truck Master Certified
    Isuzu, Freightliner & Detroit Diesel Expert Certified
    AAS, Diesel Technology – Truck – Southeast Community College
    4 Years Experience
    402-761-8208
    aschiessl@southeast.edu

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