Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology – Enroll Today!

Get the training you need to work in a high-demand field as a diesel technician
and keep our nation's transportation industry humming.

Our country, and in fact, the world runs on diesel-powered equipment, making the skilled professionals who keep these vehicles running some of the most important links in the transportation industry. Starting your training now means you’re getting into a career where diesel technicians are always in demand.

Whether it’s trucks, trailers, tractors, bulldozers, graders, dump trucks, farm equipment or even large marine vessels, the right knowledge and experience is vital to seizing employment opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

At GTCC, you’ll get training from world-class instructors with a reputation in the industry for pushing students harder to ensure that you’re ready to hit the ground running. You’ll learn and train in our new, state-of-the-art GTCC Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), featuring new equipment and greater opportunity for hands-on experience.

In addition to working with medium to heavy-duty diesel engines, training includes heavy-duty vehicle electrical, climate control, safety systems as well as mechanical systems such as drive train, suspension, steering, and braking systems.

Completion of the two-year diploma program will count toward one year of your Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification, one of the most sought-after certifications in the field of diesel repair. The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program is also certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as apprentices with qualified heavy equipment and transport technicians.

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