Diesel Power Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science

In-Person at:

  • Randolph, VT

In Person programs are taught fully in person.

Enter the in-demand field of diesel tech with 400 hours of internship experience and a respected credential from Vermont State University in this associate degree program. You’ll spend 50 percent of your class time completing lab-work in our shop, gaining specialized skills to sustain the growing agriculture, heavy-duty truck, and earth-moving equipment service industry. Learn electronic and hydraulic systems maintenance, diagnosis, and repair; preventative maintenance down to the system level; and small business management skills to maximize your career opportunities.

Why Study Diesel Power Technology?

  • Career readiness: Whether you dream of working for big businesses or starting your own small business, you’ll have the skills to do it. Small business management is a key piece of our curriculum. 
  • Growing industry: Jobs for diesel service technicians and mechanics are estimated to grow eight percent from 2022 to 2030.* 
  • Hands-on learning: Half of your coursework will be hands-on lab work in the shop, and the other half will be in the classroom.  
  • Built-in experience: 400 hours of internship are built into the curriculum. 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Financial Aid for Diesel Power Technology Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in diesel power technology to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Jobs in Diesel Power Technology

At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for diesel power technology jobs through internships, co-ops, career coaching, and more. Our internship placements will help you grow your professional network.

Our program includes 400 hours of summer internship work, which gives you production experience and the opportunity to assess future career opportunities. You’ll work and learn from industry professionals in the local community to apply your coursework to real-life problems and build your network.

Student Stories

“The relationships that are formed between students and faculty really make you feel at home and welcome. I never felt confident as a student, but after my time here, I feel accomplished knowing that my college experience changed how I view myself when it comes to academics.” 

Zachary Crowne, ’16