Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    45 weeks
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The Diesel Mechanics Technology program is specifically designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of heavy-duty truck engines and chassis components. Through practical training, students develop proficiency in the repair and maintenance of heavy-duty truck equipment, including diesel engines, fuel and electrical systems, driveline and suspension components, and hydraulic systems. The program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) at the master level, ensuring high-quality education and industry-recognized standards.

Degrees & Certificates


Associate of Applied Science – Diesel Mechanics Technology (67 credits) – Tuition: $8,777


Certificate of Achievement – Diesel Mechanics Technology (27 credits) – Tuition: $3,537

In addition to the tuition, there are other costs to consider, including approximately $360 for textbooks and approximately $2,500 for required hand tools.


Graduates of the Diesel Mechanics Technology program have a wide range of career opportunities in the field. Many have secured positions as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, working for reputable companies such as TheBus, Hawthorne Cat, HT&T trucking, Polynesian Adventure tours, Robert’s Hawaii, Soder Holmes, Nan Inc, and Enterprise holding company. These employment opportunities highlight the demand for skilled diesel mechanics in both public and private sectors, providing graduates with rewarding and fulfilling career paths in the industry.

Learn more about Honolulu Community College’s Diesel Mechanics Technology program