Delaware Tech now offering associates degree in Diesel Tech at Georgetown campus

Posted on 02-13-2021

‘- Delaware Business Now

Delaware Technical Community College’s Automotive Technology Program recently unveiled a new academic program – a Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

The program is taught in the Georgetown campus’ new Automotive Center of Excellence.

The program was created in response to research and industry requests for qualified auto/diesel technicians, with the first cohort beginning in January.

The center will provide training to meet industry hiring needs in the areas of sales, quick-lube, service advisor, and automotive and diesel technicians.

Automotive Technology Department Chair Mark E. Swarbrick, said the training offered by Delaware Tech is unique to the region. “There is no other diesel training available nearby, and the demand is tremendous,” said Swarbrick. “We are an all-purpose program in that we are not partial to one brand. With the training students gain at Delaware Tech, they should be able to do work on big trucks, medium trucks, or in the agricultural field on tractors and heavy equipment, with starting salaries of $41,000 -$58,000 and growing to six figures.”

Students who are interested in the diesel program should contact Mark Swarbrick at or (302) 259-6451 for more information. A new cohort of students will begin in fall 2021.