heavy-duty truck program

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.



Jessica Slater

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Program Information


Why to Choose This Program

  • You can specialize your training through DATC’s partnerships with Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck North America. 
  • 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


What You'll Learn

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

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Heavy Duty Truck Program


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.