May 19, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

The Diesel Technology program is designed to provide training in the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of heavy-duty agricultural equipment, over-the-road diesel trucks, and other heavy-duty diesel systems. The Diesel Technology program will provide training in entry-level skills of mechanical, electrical and fuel systems, power trains, brake systems, air conditioning, welding and hydraulics.

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Career Opportunities

Completion of this program prepares graduates for employment in various occupational areas:

  • Construction companies
  • Consumer product dealerships
  • Engine machine shops
  • Farm agricultural repair shops
  • Heavy equipment shops
  • Independent repair shops
  • Truck stops


Upon successful completion of the Diesel Technology curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.


Entrance Advising:

Due to the highly technical nature of the Diesel program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive educational experience.


There is a comprehensive list of essential Diesel Tool Sets  required to thrive in the Diesel Technology program at NIACC. These tools have been meticulously curated to ensure students have everything they need to excel in their academic journey and beyond. From foundational resources to advanced materials, this list encompasses the necessities for success in every facet of the program. 

Tools are sold in complete sets from the NIACC BookZone. There is no sale of a partial set. 

The sale of student tools is deemed final, meaning all purchases are considered non-refundable.

Tools are available to purchase from the NIACC BookZone beginning August 1st. 

The NIACC BookZone accepts cash, check and credit card for tools. Students also have the option of applying Financial Aid to help cover the cost of tools. Contact the Financial Aid office (888)-466-4222 Ext 4168 or to discuss your options with a Financial Aid representative.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Total Program Hours 65 s.h.