Diesel Power and Emerging Technology

Diesel Power is the Future

The Upstate region of South Carolina is strategically located at the intersection of various roadways, ports, and cities, making it a critical transportation hub for the movement of goods nationally. This has led to an exponential increase in heavy truck traffic, creating further need for more service technicians to maintain and service the fleets. 

SCC's new and innovative Diesel Power & Emerging Technology will be South Carolina's first higher education program designed to train technicians to flexibly service a diverse array of heavy trucks and equipment, including emerging and sustainable technology, through a two-year associate degree program.

Potential Occupations and Median Salary:
• Bus & Truck Diesel Engine Mechanic - $56,000
• Heavy Machinery Maintenance Worker - $52,000
• Field Technicians - $75,000


Technical Scholars Program

The Technical Scholars program offers students the unique opportunity to expand learning beyond the classroom to develop skills for a real-world experience. Students participating in this program attend classes full-time at SCC, in an eligible degree program, while working part-time with a sponsor company, who may also provide tuition assistance for the student. Eligible programs of study and application periods vary depending on the company sponsor. Programs of study may include, Automated Manufacturing TechnologyElectronics Engineering TechnologyMechatronicsMachine Tool TechnologyAutomotive Technology, and Welding. Find out more information about applying to Technical Scholars by contacting Andi Moose in Career Services at (864) 592-4820 or email career@sccsc.edu.


View Specific Programs and Course Requirements Below:

  1. Diesel Power and Emerging Technologies

Program Information
View information about this program including semester schedule.

Machine tool technology students learn to set up and operate all standard machine tools. They acquire knowledge and skills in mathematics, blueprint reading, drafting, metals and heat treatment, precision measuring equipment, and computer numerical control (CNC).
1. TAKE COL-101, ENG-165, MAT-155 AND MAT-170 2. TAKE 1 COURSE FROM ANT-101,ECO-201,ECO-210, ECO-211,GEO-101,GEO-102,HIS-101,HIS-102,HIS-104, HIS-105,HIS-115,HIS-201,HIS-202,HSS-205,PSC-201, PSC-215,PSC-220,PSY-103,PSY-201,SOC-101,SPC-209, OR SPC-212 3. TAKE 1 COURSE FROM ART-101,ART-107 ART-108,ENG-102,ENG-228,HSS-101, MUS-105,PHI-101, PHI-105,PHI-110,REL-101,REL-104,REL-105,REL-201, OR THE-101
TAKE EGT-104,EGT-108,EGT-152, EGT-245,MTT-112,MTT-113,MTT-152, MTT-153,MTT-249,MTT-255,MTT-258, AND MTT-270
TAKE MTT-250, MTT-252, AND MTT-254 AND MTT-285

Contact Info

Mark Smith

Phone: (864) 592-4161