Published on: February 13, 2014If you are good with your hands, and have a natural curiosity for how machines work, industrial diesel technology could be a successful and rewarding career for you. In response to the high-demand for jobs in the diesel technology field, Lone Star College-North Harris is launching a new industrial diesel technology program, slated to begin in mid-March.
Industrial diesel technology is experiencing rapid growth as construction and oil extraction technologies evolve. Industrial 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, oil field fracking pumps, and heavy construction equipment.
The new program is expected to begin March 17 with two, eight-week classes, Shop Safety and Procedures and Diesel Engine I. Students in the program will have the opportunity to pursue certifications, in addition to the two-year degree. Space in the inaugural class is limited to 15 students, so those interested should apply as soon possible.
The industrial diesel technology program at LSC- 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 including hydraulic systems, computer diagnostic systems, and electrical troubleshooting skills. Graduates are prepared to enter the field as field service technicians, mechanics, and managers, with an average salary of approximately $42,000.
For more information, call Kendall Lawrence, dean of career and applied technology, at 281.618.5709.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.