Downtime is expensive.
When a piece of heavy equipment, such as a combine, truck or locomotive goes down, it’s costing somebody a lot of money.
That’s why Diesel technicians are in such high demand.
Through a balanced combination of classroom sessions and hands-on projects, students in Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program will learn how to repair and maintain a wide range of agricultural, construction, and over the road trucking equipment, including engines, transmissions, electrical systems and hydraulics.
After completion of Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including construction, agriculture, railway and trucking repair.
This is an ASE certified NATEF program. All instructors are Master ASE Certified.
What You Will Learn
Basic Power Trains and Cab Air Conditioning.
Brakes – Hydraulic and Air.
Torque Convertors and Power Shift Transmissions.
Hydraulics, Hydrostatic Drive, Steering, and Suspension Systems.
Diesel Fuel Injection Systems.
Major Diesel Engine Overhaul, Dyno Testing, and Tune-up.
Develop communication, critical thinking, and technical skills needed to obtain employment.
Develop human relation skills and professional behavior for the workplace including appropriate business attire, attendance, punctuality, telephone and business protocol, and professionalism.
Develop an understanding of the importance of work related skills such as: working independently, teamwork, following directions, time management, problem solving and critical thinking.
Sales & Parts Representative
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
Note: Program schedule does not include general education courses required by program.
Contact the DST Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.
Mac Loucks earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Mechanics from Dodge City Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership from Fort Hays State University. Prior to joining the Diesel Technology program in 2013 he worked at Roberts Truck Center and Diamond International.
He has experience with full diagnostic and repair of diesel engines, drivetrains, electrical and HVAC systems, brakes, and ABS systems including Wabco, Bendix, and lane departure. He has also completed multiple Kenworth trainings.
Mr. Loucks is an A.S.E. Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.
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Mike Parker earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology from Salina Tech. He got his start in the field by “literally working in the yard under a shade tree, teaching myself,” and has worked at local Freightliner and Kenworth dealers as well as independent shops prior to joining the Diesel Technology program in 2013.
In 2014 he returned to the industry as a shop manager but returned to Salina Tech in 2016 saying “Teaching at Salina Tech was the hardest job I ever left. Teaching doesn’t pay as much, but it’s something I really want to do.” He has 13 years of Kenworth Professional Service Technician training, Farmland Industry Management training, and is IMACA certified in A/C.
Mr. Parker is an A.S.E. Certified Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.
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