Diesel Technology

Next class starts: May 31, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Juniors & Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Trades & Tech Building
Spanish Fork Campus

74%

Graduation rate

86%

Job placement

$62,700

Avg. salary

In the Diesel Technology program, you will learn the guidelines for Heavy Duty Vehicle and Equipment diagnostics and repair established by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation. As you learn more about diesel vehicles you will learn ASE and AEDs  safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task lists. 

The Diesel Technology program will teach you 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 the  industry.

In the Diesel Technology Program you can earn these ASE certifications: 

  • 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

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Lead Instructor.
Nate Collings

ncollings@mtec.edu

Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school, with a valid driver’s license.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 20, 2022 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.

  • Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
  • T8 Preventative Maintenance and Inspection Course Completed Prior To Enrollment. This May Be Waived By Completion of a Placement Exam, or Program Instructor Approval/ Prior Work Experience
  • All students must have a valid driver’s license
SECTION CAMPUS ROOM # START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS INSTRUCTOR (last name, first name)
Summer 2022
T4 Brakes Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 5/31/2022 7/27/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M – F Collings, Nathan
T3 Drive Train Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 5/31/2022 7/27/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M – F Watkins, Clayton
T4 Brakes Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 5/31/2022 7/27/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T4 Brakes Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 5/31/2022 7/27/2022 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
Fall 2022
T8 Preventatve Maintenance & Inspection Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 8/16/2022 12/22/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Watkins, Clayton
T8 Preventative Maintenance & Inspection Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 8/16/2022 12/22/2022 11:30 AM 2:40 PM M – F Watkins, Clayton
T8 Preventative Maintenance & Inspection Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 8/16/2022 12/22/2022 11:30 AM 2:40 PM M – F Collings, Nathan
T8 Preventative Maintenance & Inspection Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 8/16/2022 12/22/2022 6:00 PM 9:45 PM M-TH Troy Kent
T2 Diesel Engines Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 8/16/2022 9/26/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Collings, Nathan
T3 Drive Train Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 9/27/2022 11/22/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Collings, Nathan
T7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 11/28/2022 12/22/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Collings, Nathan
T7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel shop 8/16/2022 9/12/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T2 Diesel Engines Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 9/13/2022 10/25/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T3 Drive Train Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 10/26/2022 12/22/2022 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 8/16/2022 10/18/2022 11:30 AM 2:40 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T5 Suspension & Steering Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 10/19/2022 12/21/2022 11:30 AM 2:40 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
Spring 2023
T8 Preventative Maintenance & Inspection Lehi Trades &Tech Diesel Shop 1/3/2023 5/15/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 PM M – F Watkins, Clayton
T8 Preventative Maintenance & Inspection Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 1/3/2023 5/15/2023 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Watkins, Clayton
T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 1/3/2023 3/8/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M – F Collings, Nathan
T5 Steering & Suspension Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 3/9/2023 5/15/2023 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Collings, Nathan
T5 Steering & Suspension Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 1/3/2023 3/8/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T5 Steering & Suspension Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 1/3/2023 3/8/2023 6:00 PM 9:45 PM M-TH Troy Kent
T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 3/9/2023 5/15/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 3/9/2023 5/15/2023 6:00 PM 9:45 PM M-TH Troy Kent
T7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 1/3/2023 1/31/2023 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T2 Diesel Engines Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 2/1/2023 3/15/2023 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
T3 Drive Train Lehi Trades & Tech Diesel Shop 3/16/2023 5/15/2023 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M – F Dailey, Tyson
TUITION /FEESCOST
Registration Fee$40.00
Facilities Fee$50.00
Program Fees$600.00
Tuition$1,953.00
Subtotal$2,643.00
Total$2,842.00

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.

REQUIRED MATERIALSCOSTNOTES
Safety Glasses$10.00 
Tool Kit$0.00Students need to purchase tools from an outside vendor. Costs are approximate.
Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems$132.001 year subscription (978-128-404-1163)
Student Workbook for Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems$57.002 year subscription (978-128-409-1489)
Subtotal$199.00 
  • MTECH Diesel Technology Program Certificate
  • Individual Program Certificate in any Program, except Preventative Maintenance & Inspection (270 Hours)
  • 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

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Students will work on heavy duty semi truck systems. Students will learn every part of the truck – not just the diesel engine.

The work can be difficult, but there are tools that will make make the job easier. Mechanic shops usually require employees and students to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

A tools list will be given to you on the first day of class. You should be dressed ready to get dirty. Safety toed shoes, safety glasses, and clothes that cover your body well will be important throughout the program. Jewlrey and hair can be a hazard, so it will be impoant to find ways to keep those out of the way.

Diesel Technology

Program length
9 months
Total cost
$2,842
Lehi Trades & Tech Building
Spanish Fork Auto Campus
Program length
9 mos
Total cost
$2,842