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Industrial Diesel Technology Certificate I

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The industrial diesel technology program at Lone Star College-North Harris has been designed by experts in the field and includes a combination of technical knowledge and hands-on skills. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics such as hydraulic systems, computer diagnostic systems, and electrical troubleshooting skills. Graduates are prepared to enter the field as field service maintenance technicians, mechanics, and managers. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester.

The field of diesel technology is experiencing rapid growth as construction and oil extraction technologies evolve. Diesel technology is the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of large industrial diesel engines. Such engines may be used to power machines such as trains, large ships, electrical power generators, oilfield equipment, and heavy construction equipment.

Due to a continuing shortage of qualified technicians, job opportunities abound in the diesel technology industry. The diesel technology field is a rewarding career field with a variety of employment opportunities. If you are good with your hands and have a natural curiosity for how machines work, this field is for you.

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Please contact Tom Robertson at Thomas.J.Robertson@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7949 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 17 Credits
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
DEMR 1305 Basic Electrical Systems 3
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I 3
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I1 3
DEMR 1313 Fuel Systems 3
DEMR 1229 Preventative Maintenance 2
Industrial Diesel Technology Certificate Program Total 17 Credits


  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $42,166 / $21.00 Per Hour1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Diesel Mechanic2
  • Diesel Technician2
  • Service Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.