Gwinnett Tech’s Heavy Diesel program teaches students how to diagnose, maintain and repair diesel engines and heavy equipment. The program provides instruction in basic shop safety and equipment, diesel engines and fuel systems, electrical/electronic systems, hydraulics, and power train systems. The program is designed to last two semesters and will offer students an opportunity to apply their skills in an internship environment at a local diesel equipment repair facility. Graduates of the Heavy Diesel program enjoy careers such as industrial and construction heavy equipment service technicians, bus and RV technicians and in fleet maintenance, on road tractor and trailer service facilities, or rail transportation services.

Gwinnett Tech’s Heavy Diesel program currently offers one HOPE Career Grant. HOPE Career Grants provide free tuition assistance toward educational costs for eligible students enrolled in an approved designated program of study. Students must be eligible for and receiving, the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant to be awarded the HOPE Career Grant. It provides assistance with educational costs that are not covered by the HOPE or Zell Miller Grants.

  • Heavy Diesel Technician, Certificate

Take the first step toward a career in Heavy Diesel and apply for the next class! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join.

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For more information on the process and prerequisite courses please attend one of our Monthly Information Sessions to learn more.

Monthly Information Sessions

Programs are on the first Thursday of every month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • March 4, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • June 3, 2021
  • July 1, 2021
  • August 5, 2021
  • September 2, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021

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Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Heavy Diesel Advisory Board.

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