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Mechanic Wrench

Diesel Mechanic

Although the state of Kentucky does not currently require diesel mechanics to have a state license, there are many benefits in obtaining a post-secondary education or industry level certifications. An example of a national level industry certification for diesel mechanics is the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The Kentucky Community and College System offers transitioning service members with MOS 91B (Army Wheeled Vehicle Mechanics) up to 20 credit hours to apply towards an AAS (Associate in Applied Science) degree in Diesel Technology. 

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Step 1: 

Applying to Kentucky Community and Technical College 


If you plan on using Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA), first visit the GoArmyEd website


If you do not intend to use FTA, apply for admissions online HERE

Military applicants may also need to provide

High school transcript(s) 

College transcript(s) (if applicable)

ACT or SAT test scores 

Step 2: 

Application Review & Finalization


The school will review the veteran’s application packet, JST, and confirm their MOS


In order to receive all 20 credits* towards the Associate in Applied Science degree, MOS 91B applicants will need to complete the following 3 program assessments and score a grade of C or higher. 


The school will further advise on scheduling, textbook purchase, tuition, and any other costs associated with the program


Electrical Systems Assessment (10 credits total)

  • ADX 120 Basic Automotive Electricity (3 credits)

  • ADX 121 Basic Automotive Electricity Lab (2 credits)

  • ADX 260 Electrical Systems (3 credits)

  • ADX 261 Electrical Systems Lab (2 credits)


Brake Systems Assessment (5 credits total)

  • DIT 180 Brake Systems (3 credits)

  • DIT 181 Brake Systems Lab (2 credits)


Steering and Suspension Systems (5 credits total)

  • DIT 160 Steering and Suspension (3 credits)

  • DIT 161 Steering and Suspension Lab (2 credits)

Assessments and their respective courses:

IMPORTANT: Transitioning service members must contact BCTC’s Military and Veteran Campus Resource Team, as well as the Diesel Technology Program Director in order to receive these credits.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40506 

(855) 246-2477 |


For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

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