Diesel Technology Program is Available at UA Cossatot
June 13, 2019
UA Cossatot has a Diesel Technology program at its De Queen Campus for students who would like to pursue a career as a Diesel Technician or Diesel Mechanic. This program is new to UA Cossatot and will begin this fall.
The Diesel Technology program is a one year (two-semester program) that provides training in diesel engines, brakes, electrical components, and steering and suspension. After completing the 35 credit hour program, students can graduate with a technical certificate in Diesel Technology and receive four certificates of proficiency.
After receiving the technical certificate for Diesel Technology, students can continue their education by choosing to get an associate’s degree in General Technology at UA Cossatot for more opportunities.
Mark Kutak will be the Diesel Technology program, instructor at UA Cossatot. Mr. Kutak brings years of work experience in diesel technology, including both military and civilian. Combined with his years of teaching experience at UA Cossatot, he will be prepared to deliver quality instruction to both high school students enrolled in the Secondary Career Center as well as college, post-secondary, students.
Diesel technician students in Mr. Kutak’s classes can expect quality one-on-one instruction and hands-on training with all new equipment.
The median pay in the United States for a diesel service technician and diesel mechanic is $46, 360 a year. Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to increase due to more freight being shipped across the country and the popularity of diesel engines being used. Starting pay can be as high as $39,000 a year or more with the opportunity to make more money with time and experience.
Scholarships are also available for students specifically in this program. To learn about financial aid opportunities at UA Cossatot, please speak with someone in financial aid at 870-584-1112.
To learn more about UA Cossatot’s Diesel Technology program or to sign up for classes, please contact Student Services in person or by calling 870-584-4471.
To learn how you can take college credit classes in high school for Diesel Technology, please contact High School Programs Director, Julie Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.