Utah Diesel Tech Pathway

The Utah Diesel Tech Pathway (UDTP) helps you to take classes and gain real-world experience as you participate in a required work-based learning activity that compliments your required courses. At the end of the pathway, you receive a certificate and are guaranteed a job interview with all participating employers.

How it works

Take the class

Contact your CTE coordinator today to see if the diesel tech program is offered in your school district and start earning credit toward the diesel tech certification as a high school student. Carry your high school credit with you to your local technical college, where you’ll finish your certificate requirements. Check out your course requirements below.

  • ASE Diesel Brakes
  • ASE Diesel Steering Systems
  • ASE Electrical / Avionics
  • DST 1045 Basic Diesel
  • DST 1065 Basic Engine Performance
  • Diesel Shop Safety
  • Proper use of Hand Tools
  • Diesel Engine Systems and Repair
  • Transmissions, Manual and Automatic
  • Electrical and Electronic Diagnosis
  • Hydraulic Systems and Component Rebuild
  • Cab Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Air and Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Differentials and Drive-lines
  • Diesel Mechanics

Use the skills

Take your classroom learning to the next level and explore the diesel tech industry. This program offers you multiple opportunities to shadow professionals in the workplace while networking with local employers in your region.

Get the job

Once you’ve completed your Diesel Tech Certification, you’re ready to get to work. Along with the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired, your certificate guarantees you a job interview with all partnered employers. Check out our employer network below.

Explore your career path.

Why earn the UDTP certificate?

Advance your career by earning stackable credentials as a high school student that provide on- and off-ramps to continued education and complete the UDTP certificate at your local technical college. Earn the UDTP certificate, and you’re guaranteed a job interview with all participating employers throughout the state. Land your first job and start earning above-average starting wages and benefits in an entry-level position. But don’t stop there; further your career as you take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program and earn your degree and additional certifications debt-free.


Find your region

  • Canyons School District  
  • Jordan School Districts 
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Davis School District 
  • Morgan School District
  • Ogden School District
  • Weber School Districts 
  • Bridgerland Technical College
  • Davis Technical College
  • Alpine School District
  • Nebo School District
  • Provo School District
  • Utah Valley Universities Diesel Department 
  • Mountainland Technical College
  • Tooele County School District 
  • Tooele Technical College
  • Washington County 
  • Washington County School District 
  • Dixie Technical College
  • Washington County School District 
  • Dixie Technical College

Check out our employer network