Program Focus

The Diesel Mechanics program is designed to teach the student in the areas of construction equipment, agriculture equipment, and truck repair and maintenance. The classroom and lab portions of the program instruct students in theory, industry standards, technical skills, safety, and required related skills. Equipment from brand names such as Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Case IH, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, John Deere, Eaton, Meritor, and others are studied. The college has formed industry partnerships that offer student scholarship and sponsorship opportunities.

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Qualifications

Persons interested in the Diesel Mechanics program should have a strong interest in mechanical equipment. High school classes and/or mechanical work experience can be helpful so the working conditions of a mechanic are understood. Repair orders, parts orders, warranty reports and failure analysis information are all necessary in repair shops today. Therefore, good writing and record keeping skills are helpful.