Diesel engineDiesel Technology


What type of job can I get?

Diesel Mechanic

Heavy Equipment Mechanic


Job outlook & wages

Median Wage in MT*:  $46,270

Median Wage in US*:  $44,830

Expected Growth in MT*:  11.0%

Expected Growth in US*:  10.1%



Associate of Applied Science – Diesel Technology

Certificate of Applied Science - Diesel Technology


What you’ll learn

Diesel Technology prepares students to enter various segments of the diesel repair industry as an entry-level technician.  This includes, but is not limited to, the agricultural, the industrial equipment, and the heavy-duty diesel truck repair industry.  This program provides comprehensive training in maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of related electrical/electronic systems, mobile hydraulic systems, manual and hydraulic drive trains, brakes, air systems, diesel engines, general maintenance, alignment and undercarriages, HVAC, and transport refrigeration systems as used in equipment common to the diesel repair industry.

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely work in a shop environment
  • Demonstrate their work ethic and professionalism
  • Demonstrate their understanding of diesel systems operation and function of components
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly diagnose the system and perform the proper repairs
  • Demonstrate their ability to work in a live shop environment by interacting with customers, diagnosing and repairing a multitude of failures, working well with other students and properly completing work orders

Program cost

$8,284 - $9,584

Potential employers

Agriculture and truck dealerships, Truck Fleets, Mining Companies, Construction Companies, Oil Companies, Farms and ranches, and independent truck repair shops.



Rick Purcell

Bruce Broesder