Welcome to Diesel Technology at SRJC! - The Diesel Equipment Technology Program is designed to prepare students for advanced entry-level employment into the challenging and rewarding career as a Diesel Equipment Service Technician in the industrial equipment, transportation, agriculture, or marine propulsion industries.
Diesel Equipment Technology Employment Opportunities - Due to the rapid increase of technology, today's Diesel Equipment Technicians must not only be proficient in the traditional methods of repair and maintenance, but also prepared to work with computer-related systems that monitor, control, and maintain information related to the equipment.
Great Jobs, Great Pay, Great Benefits - Shops that sell, maintain, or work on farm equipment, construction machinery, marine and stationary power units, trucks and buses are hiring Diesel Service Technicians. Variety abounds in this field, since changes are frequent with the machinery. The heavy equipment industry pays well. As an entry-level Diesel Service Technician, your salary can range from $25,000-$40,000 a year and increase to $60,000-$70,000 a year as your skills and experience grow. In addition to great pay, you'll be in a position to earn overtime, enjoy paid vacations, participate in retirement and savings plans, and have the opportunity to advance in the industry.
Quality Instruction - The curriculum is planned so students can meet the requirements for either an Associate in Science Degree or a Certificate of Completion in Diesel Equipment Technology in as little as four semesters. Both day and evening classes are available.
By studying theory as well as hands-on practical experience, students in the program will learn about mobile hydraulics, mobile electrical and electronic applications, industrial engines, drive trains, chassis systems, braking systems, and other topics that meet or exceed technician standards developed by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence.