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Students in the Diesel Technology Program will receive preparation in eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence using state of the art equipment with master technician instructors. These areas include diesel engine, driver train, brakes, suspension and steering, electronic systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, preventive maintenances and inspection, and commercial driver training.

Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements, including a minimum of 95 credits, 23 of which are in the General Education Components. Successful pursuit of this program requires students to possess collegiate skills in reading, communication, computation, and critical thinking. Enrollment into the program is limited and a special application process is required. Graduates of the program gain a competitive edge going forward in the automotive industry, providing them with an advantage when applying for specialty level position in the automotive repair industry.
Jeff Rush
Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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In a modern environment, professionalism and business etiquette are critical to student success.  The transportation Departments seek to provide students with high quality training and skills development, producing skilled technicians with professional aptitudes appropriate for a modern workplace.

The Diesel Technology Department provides instruction and training in over-the-road diesel technology in preparation for certification or licensure.   The Department ensures quality instruction by adapting to rapidly-changing technological advancements and regulation changes in the diesel tech and transportation industries.  

The Department seeks to serve the Agricultural and Governmental Agency sectors with testing and safety trainings. Partnering with local and regional agencies and industries, the Diesel Technology Department prepares students for successful careers nationwide.
Career Opportunities
Commercial truck dealership - OEM Master Tech or sales
Transmission Specialist
Service Writer
Truck Driver
Program Outcomes
  • Graduates will become proficient in the use of computerized and printed materials to access topics related to the automotive service and repair procedures
  • Graduates will be able to perform computations for, but not limited to, gear ratios, cubic inch displacement, electrical circuits, alignment angles as well as conversion between U.S. and metric measuring systems.
  • Students will become skilled in the proper use of precision measuring tools and equipment.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively Diagnosis and repair vehicles using advanced diagnostic equipment.
  • Students will learn and apply industry safety standards.
  • Students will complete Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) tests.
  • Students will be able to write a resume’ and complete a job application effectively.
Degree Options
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Diesel Technology: Have you ever wanted to work in the Diesel Technology field? Repair big rigs, farm equipment and other diesel-powered vehicles? Even become a long-haul driver? KCC has a program with you in mind.
Graduates are groomed over two years to enter the workforce as skilled diesel mechanics, garnering skills to help you succeed in a number of diesel specific jobs.

Commercial Driver Training Entryway Course: This a quick and affordable way to prepare to sit for your Class A vehicle license test. This entryway is class offered each term and can be earned in route to a Diesel Technology AAS degree.


7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls OR 97603 541.882.3521
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