Take The Class

Contact your CTE coordinator today to see if the diesel tech program is offered in your school district and start earning credit toward the diesel tech certification as a high school student. Carry your high school credit with you to your local technical college, where you’ll finish your certificate requirements. Check out your course requirements below.

Use The Skills

Take your classroom learning to the next level and explore the Diesel Tech industry. This program offers you multiple opportunities to shadow professionals in the workplace while networking with local employers in your region.

Get The Job

Once you’ve completed your Diesel Tech Certification, you’re ready to get to work! Along with the knowledge & skill sets you’ve acquired, your certificate guarantees you a job interview with all partnered employers. Check out our employer network!


More information about the Utah Diesel Tech Pathways Program can be found here.

Required Classes

High School Course List

  • ASE Diesel Brakes
  • ASE Diesel Steering Systems
  • ASE Electrical / Avionics
  • DST 1045 Basic Diesel
  • DST 1065 Basic Engine Performance

College Course List

  • Diesel Shop Safety
  • Proper use of Hand Tools
  • Diesel Engine Systems and Repair
  • Transmissions, Manual and Automatic
  • Electrical and Electronic Diagnosis
  • Hydraulic Systems and Component Rebuild
  • Cab Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Air and Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Differentials and Drive-lines
  • Diesel Mechanics

Why Earn The UAP Certificate?

Advance your career by earning stackable credentials as a high school student. These stackable credentials provide on- and off-ramps to continued education. First, complete the diesel tech program certificate at your local technical college. Earn the certificate, and you are guaranteed a job interview with all participating employers throughout the state. Next, land your first job and start earning above-average starting wages and benefits in an entry-level position. But don’t stop there; further your career as you take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program while earning your degree and additional certifications debt-free.

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Find Your Region

Participating School Districts

Salt Lake Region

  • Canyons School District  
  • Jordan School Districts 
  • Salt Lake Community College

Northern Region

  • Davis School District 
  • Morgan School District
  • Ogden School District
  • Weber School Districts 
  • Bridgerland Technical College
  • Davis Technical College

Utah County

  • Alpine School District
  • Nebo School District
  • Provo School District
  • Utah Valley Universities Diesel Department 
  • Mountainland Technical College

Tooele County

  • Tooele County School District 
  • Tooele Technical College
  • Washington County 
  • Washington County School District 
  • Dixie Technical College

Washington County

  • Washington County School District 
  • Dixie Technical College

Contact Us

_Program Manager

Rachelle Ackley

385-201-7533 rackley@utah.gov

_Program Manager

Peter Reed

385-499-6957 pjreed@utah.gov