Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program held at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy campus is designed to prepare students like you to become part of the thriving field that powers heavy duty engine systems and other industry equipment in the world of diesel technologies. Medium and heavy truck mechanics can often expect higher wages than the gasoline counterparts. You will have training in the repairing and maintaining heavy equipment, which includes industrial equipment and heavy trucks. Whether the technician works for a transport company, bus line, or self-employed, this program can help prepare you for any diesel technology field.

The program has been certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and prepares students for entry-level jobs. 

The ASU-Beebe Diesel Technology program is one of only two NATEF Accredited programs in the State of Arkansas.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Certificate of Proficiency
  • Technical Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in General Technology


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Program Information

Technical Certificate Diesel Technology

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Diesel Technology program prepares students to repair and maintain heavy equipment, industrial equipment and heavy duty trucks.

DST 1104 Diesel Engine Technology
DST 1204 Transportation Electronics



Steering and Suspension Systems



Technical Mathematics A (or higher)

IET 1002 Introduction to General Electronics I
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DST 2104  Climate Control



Brake Systems

DST 2304 Truck Preventive Maintenance
COM 1003 Career Communications
IET 2002 Introduction to General Electronics II
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ASU-Beebe offers transfer options with several other universities such as Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University, University of Central Arkansas. 

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Medium/Heavy Truck Instructor

Jake Selvidge

phone: 501.207.6228
 email: jtselvidge@asub.edu

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