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Heavy Duty Truck Program

Prepares you for a career as a diesel engine service technician or to go on for your bachelor’s degree in automotive technology.

If you are self-motivated and love the challenge of working with sophisticated equipment, this program is for you.


Step 1:
Automotive Service Stackable 

Students are required to complete one of the following pre-requisite programs prior to applying to the program at WSU.

Partnering Technical Colleges

Bridgerland Technical College

Davis Technical College

Dixie Technical College

Mountainland Technical College

Salt Lake Community College

Snow College

Tooele Technical College


Step 2:
Associate of Applied Science

This 2-year degree program includes formal classroom training and supervised work experience as a paid service technician in an independent shop or dealership.

Apply to WSU Automotive

Course Requirements

Graduation Map




Step 3:

Bachelor of Science

With a Bachelor's degree, you'll be able to position yourself for a leadership role withing the automotive industry. 

You’ll be qualified to work for some of the leading manufacturers around the country, or you can find a great career close to home.

Automotive Technology

What you will learn

  • Preventive maintenance 
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Transmissions
  • Differentials
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Wheel alignment
  • Engine rebuild
  • Diesel emissions control equipment
  • Diagnosis
  • Repair

Why Choose This Program

  • You can specialize your training through Davis Tech’s partnership with C.R. England. 
  • You can complete your degree in less than 2 years.

Certifications You'll Prepare to Earn

  • ASE Master HD Truck Technician (Tests T1–T8) certification
  • 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


Employment Opportunities

After completing the Heavy Duty Truck Program, you’ll have the
skills to service diesel engines at a dealership or repair shop.

Employment Areas You'll be Prepared for:
Field service operations
Fleet management
Technical support activities

Starting Salaries

With an Associate of Applied Science degree, you’ll earn up to $25,000–$35,000 per year. 


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