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About the Engine Technology Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Engine Technology program, complete the admissions process at Cedar Valley College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Engine Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take, or contact the Engine Technology program coordinator.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that’s $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

This program’s classes are usually four-hour courses — check our tuition calculators to see how much a course will cost you.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

The catalog provides detailed information about courses required for:

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study? Check out other Technical/Mechanical programs.  

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by college or visit our credit programs home page.

Developing Skills for Success

About half of the coursework takes place in our well-equipped lab, where you’ll get hands-on experience. During the co-op work portion of your program (usually the last course taken), you’ll have the opportunity to work as a paid employee at a local dealership while continuing to earn college credit. Many of our students are offered jobs at the dealership where they have completed their co-op work experience.

Faculty Profiles

Our Engine Technology instructors have real-world experience, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. They work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Engine Technology instructors.

Transfer Information

Engine Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.


Get more information on the field of Engine Technology from these websites.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Engine Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.