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Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Learn the fundamentals of the operation and preventive maintenance of heavy duty diesel systems. With hands-on training that covers a variety of diesel powered vehicles, engines and power systems, you can get a degree in heavy duty diesel service technology.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in diesel service technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals and railroad rules and regulations.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles or systems to ensure compliance with regulation and safety standards.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within a railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project or similar location.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

The Delta College Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) program includes a certification exam from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The HDD ASE exam provides an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of heavy duty diesel service at a master service technician level. Many employers require this ASE certification credential when hiring HDD technicians.

Additional important program features:

  • Wide variety of hands-on educational settings, offering face-to-face and online classes
  • Cost savings
  • Study close to home on Delta College's main campus
  • Access to all Delta College resources in academics, financial aid, career services and student life

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TUTORING

Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
Michigan
80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.


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"We have advisory members telling us all the time that they cannot find enough heavy diesel technicians."

Jim Miller, Coordinator for Automotive and Heavy Duty Diesel Programs