Medium & Heavy Truck Technology Diesel

The Medium and Heavy Truck Technology Diesel program offers training in the diagnosis, repair, service and maintenance of heavy-duty diesel equipment and trucks. The program has a master program accreditation from Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASSEF). The program offers students the opportunity to become adept at analyzing truck component failure, servicing the components, using testing procedures, and troubleshooting.  Preventative maintenance is stressed as well as the importance of high-quality workmanship in order to prevent expensive downtime on diesel equipment. Classroom instruction is integrated with shop assignments to provide each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the diesel service field.


Estimated cost including in-state tuition, fees, books & supplies: $8,758.00


Three Semesters &
one summer term


8:00am – 3:00pm


Fall & Spring


Fall Enrollment: Feb 1 – May 31
Spring Enrollment: Aug 1 – Nov 1


Why Consider The Medium & Heavy Truck Technology Diesel Field?

According to the Arkansas Trucking Association, there are 4850 trucking companies based in the state of Arkansas. When heavy equipment and agriculture dealers located in NW Arkansas are included the outlook for steady employment is very promising. New technology such as electric powered trucks and equipment, hydrogen powered trucks as well as the ever-changing vehicle braking and collision avoidance technology make this a technology driven industry not just mechanically driven. This means that you will be able to use computer skills along with mechanical skills daily.  This training that you will get at NWTI Medium Heavy Truck Technology Diesel program is a starting point for other industry certifications and advanced training that may be available from employers. 


Job Possibilities

A Northwest Technical Institute Medium and Heavy Truck Technology graduate is qualified for a variety of job positions, including:

  • Diesel Technician

  • Parts Counter Sales

  • Break Down Coordinator

  • Warranty Clerk