South Seattle College Teams up with Daimler Trucks to Offer Students Online Training & Certifications

South Seattle College’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology program has signed a partnership with Portland-based heavy-duty truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America (DNTA) to become part of Daimler’s Get Ahead program. Through Get Ahead, students now have access to DTNA’s web-based training modules so they can earn credits toward certifications required to work in Daimler’s service network.

South’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology students participate in free online training developed for diesel industry dealers and distributor technicians. The program’s curriculum focuses on earning certifications in both vehicle (heavy duty truck systems, electrical troubleshooting, electronic systems, HVAC) and engine maintenance skills. Both program focus areas are core requirements of the “Systems Certification,” which is essential to perform warranty repair work in the field.

The program also connects students with DTNA’s many service network employers, forging relationships that can lead to future employment. As most dealers, including those in the DTNA service network, require a “Systems Certification,” graduating students have a significant advantage in the job market and will be well-suited to begin careers as diesel technicians.

To learn more about South’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology program, view our degree options and apply, please visit



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