Academic Programs • Diesel Technology

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Curt Pervier

143 TC, 685-4677

Lisa Tanner
Division Secretary

143 TC, 685-4676

Pete Avalos
Department Chair
Auto & Diesel Technology

ATC, 681-6344

James "Buddy" McCutcheon
Auto & Diesel Technology

CTB, 620-0246

The Diesel Technology program prepares students for Careers as Diesel Service technicians. Midland College is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, and the curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful completion of both Diesel and ASE examinations.

Specific areas of training include electrical systems, electronic controls, brake systems, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, engine repair, manual drive trains and axles, automatic transmissions/ transaxles, and diesel/automotive shop management. An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology consists of 61-62 semester credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete. One certificate option is available consisting of 24 semester credit hours and taking approximately one year to complete.

Students interested in this program should contact the Technical Studies Division office to obtain additional information and/or acquire a degree or certificate plan.


The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Midland College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

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