Heavy Duty Truck Technology

Why Heavy Duty Truck Technology at DCTC?

The Heavy Duty Truck Technology program at DCTC sets the industry-standard for training. You will acquire the skills and knowledge you need to land a great-paying, challenging job as a diesel engine specialist in a U.S. trucking industry that generates $225 billion in annual revenue. In 2011, the trucking industry moved more than $603 billion in freight, or about 80 percent of all freight transportation in the country. Best of all, wages for truck technicians in Minnesota and the U.S. exceed the statewide and national medians.

Quick Facts

  • DCTC has the only specifically heavy duty truck training program in Minnesota. (ISEEK Education)

  • Ninety percent of DCTC heavy duty truck technology graduates find employment in their field.

  • Instructors have achieved ASE Master Technician status.

  • Individuals who have completed postsecondary training in diesel engine repair have the best shot at job opportunities. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, better known as NATEF.

  • The program maintains strong partnerships with industry leaders.

  • Curriculum is based on current industry standards.

  • Second-year students can obtain paid internships at industry shops.

  • Industries that rely on diesel engines will need 35,200 new technicians by 2020 for a total of nearly 280,000 diesel technicians nationwide. (ISEEK Careers)

  • Students can earn industry-recognized certifications on completion of courses.