Diesel Heavy Truck Technician Program

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Curriculum Details

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Diesel Heavy Truck Technician program helps prepare you to pursue a career in automotive maintenance. This program provides instruction on the skills to be a member of the team. Our Diesel Heavy Truck Technician program emphasizes hands-on learning and road safety.

*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What’s Covered

Along with classroom education, students at STVT will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training to strengthen their skills.

  • General shop operations
  • Safety procedures and safe use of tools
  • Operating and turbo-charging principles and procedures
  • Diagnosis and repair of diesel emissions systems
  • Diagnosis and repair of suspension, steering, and brake systems
  • Basic electrical theory and its application to a vehicle’s electrical systems
  • Inspection and repair of diesel drivetrains
  • Principles of technical customer service

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Start at STVT to begin the skills-based career you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great place for you to pursue your Diesel Heavy Truck Technician diploma. Talk to an admissions representative today.

What our Graduates are saying

Richard-Mendez

I was helped in so many ways. You know, I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, you know, to have the staff here at STVT – the students that I was with and my instructors.  It couldn’t have been any better.

Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

STVT San Antonio, Combination Welding Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr

I would like to say to the staff at STVT, thank you so much for all your help.  I appreciate it so much. You have no idea what an inspiration and motivation y’all have made on my life and my daughter’s life as well.

Fantasia Benavides

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

I heard about STVT with commercials when I was just sitting down one night. I heard a commercial about it – saw that they offered the dental assisting program – saw that it was just a few months instead of, you know, years and that’s something that really did interest me.

Kimberlee Guerrero

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate

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