Diesel Technology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: SPC

What is the Diesel Technology program?

The Diesel Technology program at St. Philip's College is designed to provide individuals with the necessary skill set to pursue a career in today's highly technical and competitive field of diesel technology. There is a large demand for Diesel Technicians in many areas such as Construction, Transportation, Agriculture Oil and Gas, Mining, and Environmental fields, just to name a few.

What will I learn?

A skill set to pursue a career in today’s highly technical and competitive field of diesel technology.

What can I do with this course of study?

Students who pursue a certificate or degree in Diesel Technology will have the required skills for an entry level technician job position with local companies such as Caterpillar RDO, Rush Truck Enterprise and many more. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median wages (2017) $22.29 hourly, $46,360 annual with a projected growth (2016-2026) average (5% to 9%). Projected job openings (2016-2026) 28,200.

What's special about the program?

The program is both classroom instruction and lab projects. Courses in the program include Heavy Duty Brake Systems, Diesel Engine, and Engine performance, Preventive Maintenance, Basic Hydraulics, Electrical, and more advanced diesel technology courses. Practical work experience is accomplished through a Practicum. All course material and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

All course material and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Contact Information

Administrative Services Specialist:
210-486-2568
MLK Applied Science Building (ASB), 100
Program Director:
Don Fernandez, M.Ed
dfernandez84@alamo.edu
210-486-7011
SWC Diesel Technology Center (DTC) (Building 6) 114