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

Lead Instructor

  • 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 2021 opens April 20, 2021 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.

Transfer Credit Opportunity: 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


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

  Prerequisites: 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.  

  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.


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Term Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 106 8/17/2021 TBA 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 106 8/17/2021 TBA 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 106 1/6/2022 TBA 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 106 1/6/2022 TBA 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 1/6/2022 TBA 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 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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