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Diesel Technology

Midland College is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited program, and the curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful completion of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification.

The coursework will be a combination of core academic courses and highly specialized technical classes. Safety practices and training are an important part of the program. Communication, leadership, and teamwork concepts are fundamental to the hands on laboratory which are incorporated.

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, hydrostatic and automatic transmissions, and diesel/automotive shop management.

An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology consists of 60 semester credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete. Three certificate options are available consisting of 12, 24, or 39 semester credit hours respectively.

 

Student working on diesel engine One of the diesel engines upon which students work Student working on diesel engine in the shop


  

Program Details

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

Did you know?

  • Texas employs the most engine & other machine assemblers in the nation.
  • Annual median wage in Texas: $37,000
  • Hourly median wage in Texas: $17.71
  • Engine assembler jobs increase by 2022: 19%

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*NET OnLine
(wages will vary by location, employer, and experience)  

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate from Midland College’ Diesel Technology program, students will be prepared for Careers as Diesel Service Technicians, as well as many other job fields.

  • Diesel Service Advisor
  • Shop Manager
  • Diesel Parts Handler
  • Machine Shop Professional
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Diesel Billing/Title Clerk
  • Field Service Technician
  • Rig Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Truck Mechanic
  • Locomotive Technician
  • Ship Mechanic
  • Marine Equipment
  • Aviation Technician
  • Natural Gas Compression Technician
  • Fleet Manager

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

 

Why study Diesel Technology at MC?

 

 

 

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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