Automotive Technology students at FDTC work on a car in the automotive building shop

Automotive Technology Diesel Option

Program Type: Associate In Applied Science

Program Level: UG

Division: Career & Technical Education

Program Duration: 27 months

Program Contact: Keith McKenzie

Time: Day

Program overview

This program trains technicians to diagnose, service and maintain both gasoline and diesel vehicles. Employment opportunities are available in the automotive or trucking industries and their related fields. Many individuals seeking training in Automotive and Diesel Technology expect to work as Automotive or Diesel Service Technicians. Automotive and Diesel Service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair light vehicles and heavy diesel applications. In addition to repair technicians, others who receive this training find employment in various positions within the transportation industry.

Entry Requirements

To see a list of entrance requirements for this program, please check the FDTC Course Catalog.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and environmental requirements in the transportation repair industry.
  • Demonstrate engine systems’ components.
  • Demonstrate understanding of air brake systems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of preventive maintenance.