Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology curriculum follows the guidelines for Heavy Duty Vehicle and Equipment diagnostics and repair established by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation. The curriculum follows the safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task list designed by the above two agencies. This is the base curriculum . Upon completion of our program and working a year in the industry, you will have the opportunity to pass all the ASE certification tests. Students can become an ASE Master Technician once they pass all ASE certification tests and after working for 2 years in industry.

The following are the ASE certifications that can be earned in the Diesel Technology program:

  • T8 Preventative Maintenance and Inspections (Prerequisite for T series Courses)
  • T2 Diesel Engines
  • T3 Drive Train
  • T4 Brakes
  • T5 Suspension and Steering
  • T6 Electrical/Electronics
  • T7 Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

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Nathan Collings


  • Diesel Technology
  • Program Hours: 930 hours
  • Campus Location: MTECH Lehi and Spanish Fork  Auto Bldg.

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Clayton Watkins


  • Diesel Technology
  • Program Hours: 930 hours
  • Campus Location: MTECH Lehi and Spanish Fork  Auto Bldg.

Certificates and Licensures

  MTECH Program Certificate in Diesel Technology.
  ASE Certifications offered for each Program. 

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only. Adult students may contact either the Diesel Technology instructor or an Academic & Career Counselor for additional scheduling options.  

Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2020 opens June 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

  Program Length: 930 Hours .

  Times: Mornings and Afternoons. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Lehi Trades and Tech & Spanish Fork Campus Auto Bldg.

Articulation Agreements: Credit hours for completing this program can be counted towards degrees from UVU.  +Learn more.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More


T8 Preventative Maintenance and Inspection Course must be completed Prior To Enrollment. This May Be Waived By Completion of a Placement Exam, or Program Instructor Approval/Prior Work Experience .

  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

  Must have a valid drivers license.
  ASE Certifications: Offered for each Program.
  The ASE tests are available at the Prometric Testing Center: 350 S 400 W #200 Lindon Utah 84042 (801) 226-2095. Call first for appointment. Test fees are not included in Program Fees.


Note: The T8 Preventative Maintenance class will be 80 minutes long on 12/23/2020. There will be no class for the T4 brakes class on 7/5/2021.

--- 2020-2021 ---
Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Lehi Trades & Tech 106 10/1/20 10/2021 7:20 AM 10:33 AM M-F
Lehi Trades & Tech 106 10/1/20 10/2021 11:30 AM 2:43 PM M-F
Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 8/18/20 8/3/2021 7:30 AM 10:43 AM M-F
Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 8/18/20 8/3/2021 11:45 AM 2:58 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $600.00  
Tuition $1,953.00  
total: $2,643.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Online book subscription $206.50 2 year subscription
Online book subscription $124.50 1 year subscription
Safety Glasses $10.00  
sub-total: $341.00  


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