Triton College Offers New Diesel Transportation Technology Program

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Triton College is offering a Diesel Transportation Technology (DTT) Program for those interested in receiving certificates in truck brake and suspension, truck engine repair and truck drivetrain repair. The program was created to meet the demands of the industry’s technician shortage and wants of the student body to learn about trucks and vehicles. Allan Hertko, Triton’s Truck Department coordinator and instructor, said students will take a variety of classes, such as Introduction to Automotive Technology, Electricity and Electronics I/II, Drivetrain I/II, Engine Repair, Steering Suspension, Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC), and Preventative Maintenance in this program. Those interested must enroll in Introduction to Automotive Technology to start the process of receiving a certificate. He added that students will learn comprehensive theory, and operation and diagnostic skills needed in today’s market to repair vehicle systems. Pending approval from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) for an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, it will take students a total of five semesters and approximately 61 credit hours to complete. Upon completion, Hertko noted students could seek employment in an original equipment (OE) specific dealership such as Peterbilt or Ford. They could work for fleets, local general repair and for a municipal entity such as Triton College, the city of Chicago or the state of Illinois. For more information, please contact  

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