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Truck Technician Diploma
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Apply your skills across many disciplines in the mechanical repair field
Trucks keep our country running: Be part of the larger trucking community in Minnesota and beyond.
Stable career: Work in an industry that cannot be outsourced
With 15.5 million trucks operating in the United States, the demand for skilled truck technicians is growing by 9% annually, making it one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation.
The Median Hourly Wage in 2016 was $23.29, resulting in a yearly salary of $48,443 (Source: EMSI).
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Horsepower. Torque. The powerful sound of diesel engines. If these things connect with you, you're probably a mechanic at heart – and we've got the right program for you!
Truck Technician program covers traditional mechanical systems, as well as
high-tech and computer-controlled systems, and will prepare you for a lifelong
career in the industry.
Truck Technician Diploma program at Saint Paul College provides hands-on
training and teaches you the theoretical skills needed to succeed in today’s
fast-paced trucking industry.
From day one, you'll use hand tools such as wrenches, sockets and impacts to disassemble, inspect and overhaul truck components. As you move on with your training, you will use advanced diagnostic tools, measurement devices, and computers in our state-of-the-art truck shop. Did
you know that a modern truck can have up to 15 computers on board and
communicates via satellite and cellular networks?
To become a well-rounded truck technician, you'll need a solid foundation through classroom instruction. You will learn about pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical systems to help you become an effective truck technician.
Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN
Full-time enrollment is required
This is a two-year, full-time day program.
It is recommended that the general education requirements be taken in the summer term before the first year or between the first and second years.
Textbook and supply costs
The following are estimated costs:
Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below.
For more information please go to www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.
Truck Technician Diploma
- BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
- Diagnose a variety of problems accurately by using testing equipment
- Determine whether components can be repaired or need to be replaced
- Provide solutions for diesel engine emission challenges
- Service automatic and manual transmissions
- Troubleshoot heat and air conditioning systems
- Overhaul drivetrain components
- Repair both air and hydraulic brake systems
- Perform quality and safety checks on repairs