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Louisiana Technical College

Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

CIP 470605
Technical Diploma (TD), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as job entry-level diesel powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. The content includes, but is not limited to, disassembling engines and replacing parts, fuel injection systems, oil and water pumps, electrical systems, steering and suspension systems, brake systems, drive train, and chassis. Instruction also includes the use of technical manuals, preventive maintenance procedures, and safe and efficient work practices.

Length of Program:

60 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

Ability to Benefit 

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
TD Program (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 64; Math 31; Engl./Writ. 25
ACT Scores: Read 14; Math 16; Engl./Writ. 13

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

The objectives of the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program are to:

  • Provide training to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the diesel powered equipment technology field.
  • Provide training to assist students in developing specific knowledge and skills in such areas as:  diesel engines, diesel engine control systems, transmissions, hydraulics, steering, and suspension.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.