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Diesel Truck Technology

Courses

Core Courses

  • Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics Techs
  • Gas Engine Rebuild
  • Diesel Engine Rebuild
  • Electricity
  • Electronics I and II
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Ag Computers
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Hydraulics I and II
  • Power Transfer Systems
  • Diesel Truck Equipment Repair

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 71
Program Start: Fall

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

Careers

Positions

Graduates work in truck stops, heavy equipment shops, consumer product dealerships, independent repair shops, and engine machine shops as mechanics, service technicians, and diesel engine specialists. 

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 $28,900 $42,500 $49,300
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians $31,400 $41,800 $47,000
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics $38,229 $52,776 $63,507

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

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
Don’s Truck Sales Fairbank, IA
Growmark Waterloo, IA
Harrison Truck Centers Waterloo, IA
MHC Kenworth Cedar Rapids, IA
P&K Midwest Waterloo and Keystone, IA
Ryder Truck Rental and Leasing Cedar Falls, IA
Thompson Truck and Trailer, Inc. Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA
Warren Transport, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Ziegler CAT Mason City and Postville, IA

Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Butler Hall 122
Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Greg Lawrence Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1118 Butler Hall 110
Administrative Assistant Connie Smith Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 128
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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