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Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program is designed to train individuals in the technical knowledge and mechanical skills required to service, repair and test various types of machinery and equipment. The program includes instruction in the theory of internal combustion engines, diesel fuel systems, electrical, hydraulics, power trains and machinery maintenance. The program also includes training in basic shop skills, safety and instrumentation.

Career Opportunities

  • Diesel technician
  • Ag mechanic
  • Parts counter person
  • Truck technician
  • Forklift technician
  • Heavy equipment technician

Certification Opportunities: Automotive Service Excellence certification preparation, advanced progress toward Ag/Diesel Mechanics degree, AYES Certification

Pre-requisites: Junior/senior standing. Returning students must have a B or better their first year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or  2, 0.5 Math, 0.5 Science

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: 22 college credits


Rob Brackett

Diesel Technology

Travis Cram

Auto Systems & Diesel Instructional Assistant