Diesel Technology


Core Courses

  • Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics Techs
  • Gas Engine Rebuild
  • Diesel Engine Rebuild
  • Electronics
  • Fuel Systems
  • Advanced Diesel Engines, Emissions, and Fuel Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • EFI Engine Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Ag Power Transfer Systems
  • Diesel Truck Power Transfer Systems
  • Equipment Repair I and II

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 2022–2023 Required Tools List [pdf]

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits: 72

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost



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 $33,700 $48,000 $55,200
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians $35,200 $46,800 $52,600

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

Contact Us

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