Kyle Smith

Diesel Instructor

Truckee Meadows Community College

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About the TMCC Diesel Program

The state-of-the-art TMCC Diesel Technology program teaches students the operating principles of modern diesel engines, after-treatment systems, cutting-edge diagnostics, heavy duty drive trains, brakes and air systems, electrical systems and many other essential systems used on today’s heavy-duty diesel vehicles. This provides our graduates with the skills necessary to maintain and repair over-the road tractors and heavy equipment used in long haul trucking, construction and mining. Completion of a Skills Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, or AAS degree prepares graduates for a variety of positions as diesel technicians.

Enjoy small class sizes, individualized attention, a convenient location, bus access and more as you complete your degree at the TMCC William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center.

To Apply

If you are already a TMCC student, contact Academic Advisement at 775-673-7062 or

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Instructor Contact

Kyle Smith


We have 7 different program options that stack on top of each other:

Basic Diesel Skills Certificate

HD Diesel Engine Skills Certificate

Electrical Skills Certificate

HD Power Train Skills Certificate

General Service Technician Certificate of Achievement (Engine Emphasis)

General Service Technician Certificate of Achievement (Drivetrain Emphasis)

Diesel Associate of Applied Science Degree