Diesel Technology

Midland College is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited program, and the curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful completion of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification.

The coursework will be a combination of core academic courses and highly specialized technical classes. Safety practices and training are an important part of the program. Communication, leadership, and teamwork concepts are fundamental to the hands on laboratory which are incorporated.

Specific areas of training include electrical systems, electronic controls, brake systems, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, engine repair, manual drive trains and axles, hydrostatic and automatic transmissions, and diesel/automotive shop management.

An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology consists of 60 semester credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete. Two certificate options are available consisting of 12 or 24 semester credit hours respectively and taking approximately one year to complete.

Diesel Technology on the Road Diesel Technology in the Shop  

Program Details

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1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Did you know?

  • Texas employs the most engine & other machine assemblers in the nation.
  • Annual median wage in Texas: $37,000
  • Hourly median wage in Texas: $17.71
  • Engine assembler jobs increase by 2022: 19%

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*NET OnLine
(wages will vary by location, employer, and experience)  

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate from Midland College’ Diesel Technology program, students will be prepared for Careers as Diesel Service Technicians, as well as many other job fields.

  • Diesel Service Advisor
  • Shop Manager
  • Diesel Parts Handler
  • Machine Shop Professional
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Diesel Billing/Title Clerk
  • Field Service Technician
  • Rig Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Truck Mechanic
  • Locomotive Technician
  • Ship Mechanic
  • Marine Equipment
  • Aviation Technician
  • Natural Gas Compression Technician
  • Fleet Manager

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why study Diesel Technology at MC?


Diesel Technology Faculty

Pete Avalos
pete avalos
Department Chair, Professor
Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Energy Technology
Advanced Technology Center, Room 128
(432) 681-6344
erick gutierrez
Assistant Professor
Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology
Cogdell Technical Building, Room
(432) 686-4917
neil harris
Adjunct Instructor
Diesel Technology, Cogdell Learning Center
Cogdell Technical Building, Room
(432) 681-6344

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