San Jacinto College Diesel Technology ranks top 10 among Daimler program

03.29.2019 | By Melissa Trevizo

The San Jacinto College diesel technology program at the College’s North Campus was named top 10 in the Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA) Get Ahead Program.

Get Ahead is a partnership program between DTNA, diesel schools, and DTNA service network locations, offering diesel schools access to industry web based training free of charge.

As a partnering institution, San Jacinto college is also afforded exclusive learning opportunities through DTNA’s 1,300 primary and partner service locations through Freightliner, Western Star, and Detroit. 

Because of San Jacinto College’s top 10 ranking, the College also qualified for DTNA’s Truck for Training program.

The Trucks for Training program allows top ranking Get Ahead schools to purchase used Freightliner or Western trucks at a reduced price.  

The College was able to purchase a 2014 greenhouse gas compliant Freightliner Cascadia Truck for one third of the price, with DTNA and Freightliner picking up the remainder of the bill.

These programs will ensure that San Jacinto College diesel technology students will continue to receive the most hands-on, state-of-the-art education.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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