Heavy Diesel Power, Certificate of Technology

Program Information

The Diesel Technology department at San Jacinto College is committed to teaching students this technology at industry level, while maintaining a close relationship with the diesel industry. We assist students with career options and job placement opportunities. The most important focus of this department is students and their knowledge acquisition.

The San Jacinto College Diesel Technology program:

  • Is committed to teaching students technology at industry level, while maintaining a close relationship with the diesel industry;
  • Teaches engine testing and repair, electrical systems, HVAC, power train, brake systems, safety, and more; and
  • Offers an associate degree program that provides students the business background needed to open doors on the corporate and management sides of the industry.

Career Opportunities

Careers in diesel technology are at an all-time high. Most of our students are hired before graduation. Many students are recruited by companies and organizations such as:

  • Cummins,
  • Stewart & Stevenson,
  • City of Houston,
  • Penske Corporation, and
  • Houston area truck dealers.

Earning Potential

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists: $51,240 per year1

For more information, students may contact 281-998-6150, x7639.


North Campus


The Diesel Heavy Power Certificate of Technology will prepare students who are Aggreko SelecTech employees for a career in the power generation field. This program only enrolls students who are current Aggreko SelecTech employees. For more information on the Aggreko SelecTech program, students may visit the Aggreko SelecTech website

Plan of Study


Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I 3
DEMR 1229 Preventative Maintenance 2
DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 4
Second Term
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
HART 1407 Refrigeration Principles 4
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
Third Term
DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting 1 3
DEMR 1413 Fuel Systems 4
HART 2441 Commercial Air Conditioning 4
ELPT 2423 Transformers 4
 Total Credits41