Diesel Technology Program

Diesel Technology Certificate and Degree

Signal Peak Campus

Program Description

Employers in the diesel service and repair industry are in need of technicians with the latest knowledge in repair and technological skills. CAC’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Program provides you with the necessary skills to maintain, service, and repair various types of heavy equipment and machinery used in the construction, mining, logging and other related industries.

  • Diesel Technology A.A.S. Degree
  • Diesel Technology Certificate

Career Opportunities

Entry-level service technicians can be promoted to field mechanics or a specialist position within two to three years. From there, the opportunity for advancement is limitless, including sales and upper-management positions.

Frequently asked questions:

1) Why should I get my DIE certificate or degree through CAC?

With four extremely dedicated and experienced instructors and ties to the community and companies, such as SUNDT Construction, Empire, RDO, Vermeer and Zachry Construction most graduates have jobs before graduation.

The resources at CAC are unique to the school and will either add to the student’s current knowledge or help them build the perfect foundation to become a Master Technician.

2) How long will it take to finish the DIE certificate/ degree?

The DIE certificate is currently 46 credits and can be finished in 4 semesters.

The Associate of Applied Science in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology Degree is currently 68 credits. Students can finish their DIE degree in approximately two years.

3) How do I know which DIE classes to take?

Each first-year student take Power Trains and Engines. During their second year they move on to Electricity and Hydraulics.

4) When do classes start?

Classes will start each Fall Semester. There are no summer DIE classes available for this class except for HEO 100, every DIE student is required to take it or HEO 121

5) What if I need evening or weekend classes?

We do our best to accommodate everyone. Please contact us about your specific needs.

6) Do I need technician experience?

You do not need experience. There is a required Intro to Technology class, DIE 110, that all students are required to take.

7) How much is tuition?

Currently, the tuition for CAC is $86.00 per credit hour. We recommend that students take 15 credits per semester (Plus the cost of books and tech gear). Students may use Federal Financial Aid and Veterans Educational Assistance to cover cost of books and supplies.

More Information

All classes are taught through the Engineering Technology Division at Signal Peak Campus. You are invited to come by for a tour of our facilities. Please call or write for an appointment.

James Busch 520-494-5314 or james.busch1@centralaz.edu

Garrett Hurt 520-494-5310 or garrett.hurt@centralaz.edu

Donald Flewelling 520-494-5325 or donald.flewelling@centralaz.edu

Mike Caruso 520.494.5323 or michael.caruso@centralaz.edu

Gainful Employment Disclosure for those in the field of:
Diesel Engine Mech & Repairer