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Diesel Technology

Program Pathway

Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 72
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Diesel Technology – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Purchasing Tools

Second year students in the Diesel Technology will need to purchase tools. First year students rent tools from Hawkeye Community College.

View the 2024–2025 Required Tools List

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math
  • Diesel Engine Rebuild
  • Gas Engine Rebuild
  • Introduction to Diesel Technologies
Term 2
  • Advanced Diesel Engines, Emissions, and Fuel Systems
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Employability Skills
    Written Communication in the Workplace
  • Fuel Systems
Term 3
  • EFI Engine Systems
  • Hydraulics I
  • Hydraulics II
  • Preventative Maintenance
Term 4
  • Ag Power Transfer Systems
  • Diesel Truck Power Transfer Systems
  • Equipment Repair I
  • Equipment Repair II

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.



Graduates find jobs as mechanics, service technicians, and diesel engine specialists in implement dealerships, factories, construction, independent shops, heavy equipment shops, engine machine shops, truck stops, heavy equipment dealerships, consumer product dealerships, independent farms, independent repair shops, and consumer product dealerships.

This profession is expected to grow by 18%* through 2024 in Iowa.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $37,250 $52,220 $63,630
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians $38,630 $52,000 $62,520

Source: 2023 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development — Statewide Wages


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Altorfer, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Valley Corp., LLC Waterloo, IA
Deike Implement Co. Waverly, IA
Growmark Waterloo, IA
MHC Kenworth Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, IA
Mid America Energy Waterloo, IA
P&K Midwest Waterloo and Keystone, IA
Ryder Cedar Falls, IA
Thermo King Cedar Falls, IA
Thompson Truck and Trailer, Inc. Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA
Titan Machinery Waverly, IA
Truck Center Companies Waterloo, IA
Warren Transport, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Ziegler CAT Mason City and Postville, IA

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Natasha Ceaser Email Natasha Ceaser 319-296-4014 ext.1062 Bremer Hall 136C
Faculty Advisor
Last Names A – M
Greg Lawrence Email Greg Lawrence 319-296-2329 ext.1118 Butler Hall 110
Faculty Advisor
Last Names N – Z
Glen Adolphs Email Glen Adolphs 319-296-2329 ext.1327 Butler Hall 110

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