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Diesel Technology
Fuel your future at OTC

Learn how to work on large vehicles in small groups. The Diesel Technology program focuses on the repair, maintenance and operation of medium and heavy duty trucks. Learn the skills to become an entry-level diesel mechanic in classes like Diesel Engine Repair, Suspension and Steering and Heavy Duty Drives. Plus, gain real-world experience during an internship project your last semester. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology.

ASE & NATEF Standards


OTC’s Auto Collision Repair (ABR), Automotive Technology  (AUM) and Diesel Technology (DSL)  programs meet the standard requirements of Automotive Standards of Excellence (ASE) and the  National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Accreditation Information

Diesel Technology

The degree program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650.  The program’s next scheduled review is during the Fall 2017 semester.

Program Snapshot

Graduate Survey Report

Diesel Technology Mission Statement

The mission of the Diesel Technology program at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career within the diesel repair industry. The program uses the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation national guidelines with the aid of a technical advisory committee to develop course content and a competency list that will provide the student with the expertise necessary to be successful in the diesel repair industry.

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