What will I learn?

This program provides students the opportunity to dive into three areas of diesel technology including: agricultural equipment, construction equipment and on highway truck systems. An emphasis area within our 4-year Automotive Technology program, the Managerial Management program, prepares students for a successful career in the automotive and diesel & heavy equipment manufacturing industry.

Career Options

Pittsburg State is well known for developing leaders in the field of Automotive and Diesel Technology. Our graduates gain more than just the technical skills needed to gain employment in this fast changing industry; they gain the leadership skills necessary to succeed at the highest corporate levels. Companies actively recruit Pittsburg State students because they know they are signing an employee that is both a skilled technician and communicator. In fact, nearly 100% of our graduates either found jobs or were accepted into a graduate program according to the latest Employment Data Report.

Graduates accept careers as heavy equipment administrators, hotline troubleshooters, company field representatives, service training instructors, field testing, technicians and instructional developers.

Manufacturers of vehicles are interested in individuals who have an understanding of automotive and diesel systems, mechanical design, engineering materials, processing technologies, and the quality measures associated with manufacturing quality products.

According to the Bureau of Labor Standards, the annual median pay for automotive Industrial manufacturing managers is $93,940.

Which department am I in?

College of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$19,088.00 (14,33,033) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

College of Technology

1701 South Broadway Street,

PITTSBURG,

Kansas,

66762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Academic Records: A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma; International College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post-secondary institution (college/university); U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours (approximately one year of college work).

For international students

High School Academic Records: A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma

International College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post secondary institution (college/university)

U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours (approximately one year of college work)

English Language Requirement

TOEFL: TOEFL score of at least 520 (paper) or 68 (internet) is required. In addition, a minimum score of 15 is required in each section (internet).

IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0. in each band of the IELTS is required. If a lower score is earned in any of the five band scores, the overall score cannot be accepted.

PTE: Overall score of 47.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Pittsburg State University

Nationally recognized programs, caring faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and championship winning athletics, it’s all here for you.

  • Located in the safe, welcoming city of Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Four main academic colleges with over 200 programs
  • Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1
  • 95% to 100% job placement after graduation