Diesel Technology Degrees

Students working on a tractor

Fuel your passion.

SUNY Morrisville offers two programs in diesel technology that combine hands-on learning with industry-standard technology.

Our Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in diesel equipment technology trains you to start your career as a technician and move into management, while also preparing you to continue your studies in a bachelor’s degree program if you are looking to further your management skills.

Our Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree program in diesel technology is perfect if you want to master the fields of agriculture, industrial and vehicular mechanics and be job-ready following graduation.

Coursework for both programs include electronics, hydraulics, powertrains and fuel systems, with the A.A.S. program also incorporating liberal arts and sciences courses and the A.O.S. program providing a variety of electives to choose from.

Morrisville’s exceptional industry ties also will allow you to work hands-on with machines used in the field today. When we bring in a variety of production machines for use in coursework throughout the academic year, you will be equipped to troubleshoot and repair in the future.

Additionally, our outstanding facilities include laboratories to test, practice and demonstrate equipment such as:

  • Small power equipment
  • Hydraulic diesel equipment
  • Farm machinery and heavy equipment
  • Diesel fuel systems
  • Welding

You can further enhance your college experience through the Agricultural Engineering Club, which offers you several opportunities for involvement through annual events such as the antique tractor and machinery show during Mustang Weekend and an annual spring field trip.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Ryder System Incorporated
  2. Penske
  3. Student Transportation America
  4. Waste Management
  5. Ryder Ryder Systems, Inc
  6. TravelCenters of America
  7. Casella Waste Systems
  8. Sysco Corporation
  9. Amerit Fleet Solutions
  10. Transervice Logistics

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Diesel Mechanic
  2. Diesel Technician
  3. Fleet Mechanic
  4. Trailer Mechanic
  5. Diesel Truck Mechanic
  6. Truck Mechanic
  7. Service Advisor
  8. Mechanic
  9. Shop Technician
  10. Service Technician

Program Faculty/Staff

Associate Professor