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Diesel Technology 

The Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program at Morrisville State College was designed after an industrial training curriculum and provides students with training in agriculture, industrial, and vehicular mechanics. 

Students learn diesel engine theory in the classroom and obtain valuable hands-on training in the job-simulated shop, as they learn how to troubleshoot, service, and repair, diesel electrical systems, electronic systems, diesel brake systems, steering and suspension systems, auto air conditioning systems, power trains, hydraulics, and diesel fuel systems.

Using sophisticated diagnostic equipment, electric meters, gauges, shop manuals, and hand tools, students learn how to perform diesel engine rebuilds and tune-ups by disassembling, inspecting, testing, repairing, and reassembling various diesel engines and equipment.

Students strengthen their problem-solving, mechanical, and time management skills as they complete every task assigned to them by the instructor with accuracy, thoroughness, and speed. Each student will also learn effective technical communication skills while ensuring that shop safety, ethics, and a positive workplace attitude are maintained throughout the program. 

The courses of the Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program at Morrisville State College are designed to provide students with the necessary training to start at the technician level and move to the management level within a company after the student graduates. Morrisville State College also offers an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in Diesel Technology.

The Diesel Equipment Technology A.A.S. Degree

The curriculum of the Diesel Equipment Technology A.A.S. Degree program is as follows:

  • Equipment Care and Maintenance
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Advanced Hydraulics
  • Tractor Overhaul and Repair
  • Diesel Power Trains I
  • Diesel Power Trains II
  • Diesel Electrical Systems
  • Diesel Systems
  • Diesel Electronics
  • Diesel Fuel Systems II
  • Advanced Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Metals
  • Auto Air Conditioning
  • Internship I (winter)
  • Internship II (summer)
  • Internship III (winter)

Students must also take Language and Composition, Technical Communications, Mathematics, Introductory Physics, a History/Social Science Elective, and Introduction to Spreadsheet Software, in order to fulfill the 67 credit hour requirements of the Associate of Applied Science Degree program. In order to graduate, students are required to complete each class and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, the equivalent of a “C” grade.

The Diesel Technology A.O.S. Degree

The curriculum of the Diesel Technology A.O.S. Degree program is as follows:

  • Equipment Care and Maintenance
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Advanced Hydraulics
  • Tractor Overhaul and Repair
  • Metals
  • Diesel PowerTrains I
  • Diesel PowerTrains II
  • Diesel Electrical Systems
  • Diesel Systems
  • Diesel Electronics
  • Diesel Fuel Systems II
  • Advanced Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Automotive Air Conditioning

Students are also required to take Agricultural Science, Introduction to Spreadsheet Software, General Education Electives, and a Major Elective Class, in order to fulfill the 63 credit hour requirements of the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree program. Students must finish each course and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, the equivalent of a “C” grade, in order to graduate.

Diesel Technology Jobs

Graduates of the Diesel Technology program at Morrisville State College will be well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and training needed to secure employment as an entry-level heavy truck mechanic at fleet companies, truck dealerships, and independent truck repair shops.

As the diesel industry continues to experience rapid growth, job opportunities for qualified diesel mechanics is expected to increase 11% by the year 2020, as fast as average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2014, the mean annual wage for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists working in the United States was $45,160. The mean salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists employed in the state of New York was $52,300 annually and $25.14 hourly, 16% higher than the national average.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree and Associate of Occupational Studies Degree

Morrisville State College offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Equipment Technology. Morrisville State College also offers a two-year Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in Diesel Technology. Both programs are Pell Grant eligible.

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