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Automotive Technology

The ever-changing and increasing complexity of today’s automobiles require a skilled and technically knowledgeable person to perform repairs and service.

Mesalands Community College’s Automotive Technology program strives to provide students with service and diagnostic fundamentals of passenger and light commercial vehicles through a combination of lecture and laboratory learning experiences. At Mesalands Community College, all major areas of the automobile are covered in the Associate of Applied Science degree program.

AAS Degree Requirements
AAS Plan of Study – Automotive Technology (PDF)
Applied Science Certificate – Automotive Technology (PDF)

Diesel Technology

The ever-changing and increasing complexity of today’s diesel-powered equipment requires a skilled and technically knowledgeable person to perform repairs and service.

Mesalands Community College’s Diesel Technology program strives to provide students with service and diagnostic fundamentals of Class 8 truck and diesel power equipment through a combination of lecture and laboratory learning experiences. At Mesalands, all major areas of Class 8 trucks are covered in the Associate of Applied Science degree program. Applied Science Certificate and Occupational Certificates are also offered.

Mesalands Community College’s Diesel Technology program prepares the student to enter a vast diesel service and repair field as an entry level technician. Upon completion of the program, potential career opportunities include such entry level positions as service technician in the fields of diesel powered trucks, construction, agriculture, generators, boat/ships, or plant maintenance specialist, service advisor, service dispatcher, terminal dispatcher, parts sales advisor, and sales representative. Future opportunities could lead you to be a master technician, mobile service technician, service manager, parts department manager, sales manager, or to owning your own shop. To become a specialist in any field requires years of dedication, hard work, and continued education. The rewards for the expert are many including, job security, versatility, and opportunity for advancement.

AAS Degree Requirements
AAS Plan of Study – Diesel Technology
Applied Science Certificate – Automotive Technology (PDF)

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Applied Science Certificate – Automotive Technology
Applied Science Certificate – Diesel Technology