Diesel Technology, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0402

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
MATH 107Math For Technicians I4
330TRNS 111Introduction to Diesel Technology3
330TRNS 112Diesel Electrical Systems I3
330TRNS 113Introduction to Diesel Engine Construction3
330TRNS 114Diesel Engine Construction I3
330TRNS 115Suspension and Steering3
Total Hours19


This is an example course sequence for students interested in Diesel Technology.  It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.  If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Diesel Technology. 

Semester-By-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
MATH 107 Math For Technicians I 4
330TRNS 111 Introduction to Diesel Technology 3
330TRNS 113 Introduction to Diesel Engine Construction 3
Semester 2
330TRNS 112 Diesel Electrical Systems I 3
330TRNS 114 Diesel Engine Construction I 3
330TRNS 115 Suspension and Steering 3
 Total Hours19

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Job Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$44,403
Median 50th Percentile$63,802
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$90,538

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$21
Median 50th Percentile$31
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$44

Annual Job Openings

346 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less37.89%
A certificate39.49%
Some college21.94%
An Associate degree0.67%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree