The Diesel Technology program at Grays Harbor College prepares students for a career working as a diesel-powered equipment mechanic on trucks, construction equipment, buses, farm equipment, and some marine engines. Training is geared to provide the basic skills, knowledge, and professional attitude required to eventually become a journey-level diesel mechanic. Appropriate work habits and work ethic are highly emphasized. The Associate of Technology degree now includes training and testing for a Class A CDL license.
- Master Heavy-Duty Truck Technician
- Journey-Level Diesel Mechanic
- Bus Mechanic
- Shop Supervisor
- Service Manager
"In 2006 I made a decision that changed my life. I was 34 years old, on unemployment and had relocated back to the harbor to be closer to my family. I made the decision to go back to college, and I chose to attend GHC. That decision took my life in a direction I didn't expect.
After completing 2 years in the Diesel program I was able to gain employment at Kenworth Northwest and now have been with the company for 7 years and have been the service manager for 3 of those 7 years.
The support from the experienced instructors at GHC in the Diesel program and throughout the college helped me make my life and the life of my family stable and successful."