Auto Tech: Light Duty Diesel Subspecialty

When Light Duty Diesel Vehicles Are Your Thing

You know you're an automotive techie or gear head when you want to understand how automotive systems work and you like both the power and great fuel economy of Diesel Engines. Add the ability to modify and accessorize a light duty diesel powered vehicle, and the satisfaction of troubleshooting and finding and fixing the problem and that means you're going to want the Light Duty Diesel training offered at Western Technical College.

You'll drive deeper into hands-on automotive and diesel training. You can exercise your urges to get down and dirty under the hoods of various types light duty diesel vehicles from several manufacturers including but not limited to Dodge, GM, Ford & Cummins. As a part of our Automotive Technology Program with a Sub-Specialty in Light Duty Diesel, you will also have the opportunity to do an internship in the automotive industry with local industry employers to gain invaluable real-world, hands-on, experience while you're attending school. Additionally, the Matco toolset you will use in your training will be yours to keep when you graduate preparing you to hit the industry ready to work with the hands-on experience from training and your internship and the tools to get you started in the industry.

Associate of Occupational Studies

Program Name: Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Light Duty Diesel

Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

This program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training.

In our Automotive Technology with a Sub-Specialty in Light Duty Diesel Program, you will receive training in nine areas of the ASE standards: A1-Engine Repair; A2-Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles; A3-Manual Drive Train and Axles; A4- Suspension and Steering; A5-Brake Systems; A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems; A7-Heating and Air Conditioning; A8-Engine Performance; and A9-Light Duty Diesel Engine.

Light Duty Diesel Program Courses* Include:

  • Basic Electronics
  • Automotive Engine Fundamentals
  • Automotive Diagnostic
  • Automotive Fuel Systems and Emissions Controls
  • Automotive Brakes
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Power Train & Transfer Case
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Light Duty Diesel Engines & Accessories
  • Light Duty Diesel Fuel & Emissions Systems with Diagnosis
  • Light Duty Diesel Body Attachments & Advanced Electronics
  • Climate Control
  • Light Duty Diesel Internship Program

*This is a partial list of courses required in this program. For complete program information, please refer to the school catalog.

Light Duty Diesel Program Graduates Can Pursue the Following Career Opportunities:

  • Light Duty Diesel Technician
  • Light Duty Diesel Engine Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Diagnostician
  • Service Writer
  • Transmission Specialist
  • Gas Engine Specialist
  • Lube Technician
  • Brake & Wheel Alignment
  • Air Conditioning Technician

MOPAR CAP LOCAL School Training:

There is great demand for high quality and skilled automotive technicians.  This demand has outpaced the number of technicians the regular OEM programs can produce and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is the first to look at high quality colleges to help their local dealers find the technicians they need. The foundational training that you receive in class paired with the factory FCA training sets you apart from the other applicants in the industry, whether applying at a FCA dealer or not.

Western Tech MOPAR El Paso TX

Gainful Employment Disclosure - AOS Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Light Duty Diesel 20 Months

Gainful Employment Disclosure - AOS Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Light Duty Diesel 25 Months



Fully Equipped Classrooms

  • Equipment in each classroom:
    • Hybrid electric cutaway training cars
    • Gas-powered cutaway training cars
    • Automotive electronic testers
    • Automotive brake system trainers
    • Running engine trainer
    • A/C system trainers
    • 1000-HP racecar
    • Auto bays
    • 7,000-lb lifts
    • 10,000-lb (heavy-duty) lift
    • Alignment racks

*Located at the Plaza Main Campus 9624 Plaza Cirlce El Paso, Tx 79927



Read more about our Auto Tech: Light Duty Diesel Subspecialty Facilities
Tuition: $29,640.00
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: 
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 64.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): N/A
ACCSC Employment Rate (Full Time): 100.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Part Time): N/A
TWC Completion Rate: 76.32%
TWC Employment Rate: 73.08%

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College. 

Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Light Duty Diesel (20 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $19,048.00


Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Light Duty Diesel (25 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: N/A


Link to Occupation Information

CIP Code: 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
SOC# 49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics

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