Savannah Tech now offers light duty diesel engine training

Blue diesel truck with students workingSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College started offering light-duty diesel engine training in Fall 2022. This new technical certificate of credit (TCC) is available as short-term training in the Automotive Technology program, which is offered at the College’s Savannah and Hinesville campuses.

The College purchased a 2022 Ram 2500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 with a 6.7 Liter Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine to support this new light-duty engine training.

Light-duty diesel engine technicians service and repair diesel engines and associated systems. The program will focus on electrical and electronic systems diagnosis, as well as engine performance and emissions systems.

While many diesel engine systems and principles are similar to gasoline vehicles, there are major differences in the fuel induction and emissions controls systems on these engines. Light-duty diesel trained technicians have specific service skills that are in high demand in dealerships and automotive repair shops.

Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engine Tech (ALD1) is a 28-credit hour, two-semester TCC that prepares students to service light-duty diesel vehicles. The five courses in this TCC include: Automotive Technology Introduction (2), Automotive Electrical Systems (7), Automotive Engine Repair (6), Automotive Engine Performance (7), and Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engines (6).

Automotive Technology graduates troubleshoot complete automotive systems for diagnosis, service, and repair. Graduates are qualified to work as service technicians, inspectors, and maintenance and repair mechanics. According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, these positions earn an average pay of $44K annually, and upwards of $70K, depending on the position within the industry. Automotive Technology graduates had a 98.5% placement in field for AY20.

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (