Heavy-duty Truck Program



What is the Heavy-duty Truck Program?


Weber State University partnered with the Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) in Kaysville, Utah in 1998 to offer the Heavy-duty Truck Program to automotive students.  The Heavy-duty Truck program is a two-year associate degree program with an emphasis in Diesel Engine service technology.  Students who complete this degree will work as service technicians in HD-Truck dealerships and independent repair shops.

Students complete the Diesel Technology Program at the DATC in Kaysville, UT first and then transfer their credits to Weber State University and earn an Associate in Applied Technology degree by completing the general education requirements and a few other related classes.  A Bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology is also an option for HD Truck students as there are many careers available for graduates with a diesel beckground and also management, sales, and marketing "soft skills".


For more information on the Diesel Engine Technology program at the DATC, visit http://www.datc.edu/diesel



What Will I Learn?


The Diesel Technician performs all duties of preventive maintenance and electrical troubleshooting along with additional training in the areas of transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering, suspension, wheel alignment, engine rebuild, and the latest 2010 diesel emissions control equipment, diagnosis and repair.

The new 16-liter MACK® MP10 engine, a big-block diesel with up to 605 hp and 2,060 lb-ft of torque.

A student can also specialize in many areas through the DATC's partnership training with Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck North America. The diesel technology field is for the person who enjoys working with their hands, yet enjoys the challenge of working with sophisticated equipment and is self motivated.

Diesel Technology Instructors: Neil Cheney and Terry Rich



What Certifications Will I Prepare For?



  • ASE Master HD Truck Technician certification (Tests T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, and T8). ASE Test preparation guides are available on the ASE website.
  • EPA clean air act amendment of 1990 (Sections 608 and 609) Air Conditioning Certification.
  • Emissions inspection and maintenance certification where applicable.
  • Utah safety inspection certification for Utah based students.


What Classes are Required?

The curriculum for the HD Truck program requires that specific classes be taken each semester.


What Tools and Equipment are Required?


See your DATC instructor for a list of basic hand tools you will need for this program.


How Do I Get Started? 

While completing your technical training at the DATC, you can also work on your general education classes at WSU and complete your Associate degree in less time. Click here to continue


Heavy-duty Truck
Program Coordinator
John Kelly


(801) 626-7917


Weber State University
Technical Education Building 
(22 TE on map)
Room 201A

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Mailing Address
Heavy-duty Truck Program
Automotive Technology Dept.
Weber State University
1465 Edvalson St.
Ogden Utah 84408-1504