Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Power-packed programs with specialized training that employers want most.

At Penn College, our programs are designed for outcomes.

We have strong industry connections that allow us to bridge the skills gap by offering advanced training in areas demanding attention. Our diesel and power generation programs are a testament to the success of this approach. Graduates of these programs are highly recruited during on-campus career fairs and find jobs immediately upon graduation.

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Diesel Technology (A.A.S.)

Get hands-on experience working with all types of late-model commercial vehicles, their systems, and related components.

Electric Power Generation Technology: Diesel Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Learn the technical skills to evaluate, test, and troubleshoot power generators.

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Caterpillar Equipment Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Thanks to our partnership with Caterpillar, you'll learn how to repair and maintain the latest brand-name equipment. 

Heavy Construction Equipment Technology: Technician Emphasis (A.A.S.)

Training in our extensive 48,000-square foot lab space, you'll hone the technical skills to maintain, service, and repair industry workhorses. 

Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Certificate

This fully-loaded program pulls together the diverse skillset needed to launch a career as an entry-level technician in diesel truck preventative maintenance.

Bachelor Degree Pathway

Combine technical know-how with the leadership and administrative expertise needed to rise to a management position with an Automotive Technology Management degree.

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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Penn College News

College horticulturists lend skills to Baja competition site

With Baja SAE Williamsport fast approaching, a dedicated crew from Penn College General Services has spent several hours working at the event’s location: the Heavy Construction Equipment Operations Site in Brady Township. College horticulturists have cut down potentially dangerous limbs and dead trees to protect participants and spectators at the competition, scheduled for May 16-19.


Kenworth of PA donates first-of-its-kind engine to diesel labs

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has donated a Paccar MX 13 engine to Pennsylvania College of Technology. The equipment is the first MX engine introduced into the college’s diesel technology labs, stirring enthusiasm from students and faculty. The donation will give students real-world experience in diagnosing and repairing Paccar engines.


Penn College prepares to host international competition

A collective effort incorporating the talents of Pennsylvania College of Technology students, staff and faculty, as well as expertise and services from regional companies, is preparing the school to host Baja SAE Williamsport, May 16-19. The renowned international competition will feature 108 collegiate teams and approximately 1,000 participants, representing 34 states, Brazil and Canada.

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Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.