Start Your Career In Diesel Technology
Diesel Technology Program at WyoTech
The diesel engine is the world's workhorse. That's because it delivers more power, efficiency, and durability than gasoline-powered engines. We all know how famous big rigs are for being powered by diesel engines, but diesel power is hard at work everywhere dependable power is needed; from cruise ships, offshore drilling platforms, power stations, farm equipment, to railroads and mining.
Diesel mechanics handle everything from working on a vehicle's electrical system one day—to major engine repairs the next. And, diesel maintenance is becoming more complex as more electronic components are used in the operation of a diesel engine.
You'll be under the engine hood with the best of them, using such power tools as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, welding and flame-cutting equipment, jacks and hoists, computerized engine analyzers, and other diagnostic equipment.
Hey, you may not own that big rig, but working on it is the next best thing!
Graduates may be qualified to work in a variety of diesel technology positions; including:
- Big Rigs
- Cruise Ships
- Offshore Drilling Operations
- Power Stations
- Mining Operations
Diesel Technology Career Field
The diesel heavy equipment and truck markets are booming. Just take a look the next time you're driving down the interstate. You'll find diesel technology on the road and out in the field too! There's some major diesel powered farm equipment that's keeping the world fed.
But, the diesel's presence doesn't stop there! When you drive over a bridge, you'll see ships, tugs, and large pleasure craft making their way up and down the river.
That's right, diesel mechanics do it all, and with the right technical school training, you can make a major impact in how your own life can shape up for tomorrow.
*Programs and schedules vary by campus.