Diesel Technology

Keep the world moving forward in an industry where our students usually have a job waiting for them as soon as they graduate.

Degree Options Associate, Certificate
Locations Lewiston

Students will inspect, diagnose and fix faults in the diesel engines of vehicles like tractors, buses, bulldozers, cranes, tow trucks and other large trucks and heavy equipment related to areas including farming, logging, marine, locomotive, and construction equipment. They complete general and complex maintenance tasks including oil changes, mechanical part replacements or engine overhauls. Students learn theory and shop practice on diesel engines and emissions, safety, hydraulics, DC electrical systems and multiplexing, power trains including hybrid technologies, air systems, brakes, chassis and suspension. Students also receive comprehensive safety training applicable to the work environment. There is also a Diesel Club on campus.

Related Careers

• Bus, truck diesel engine specialist, $50,000
• Heavy vehicle, mobile equipment tech, $49,440
• Diesel service tech/mechanic, $46,360
• Farm equipment mechanic, $40,880

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

"The Lewis-Clark State diesel program has been a phenomenal introduction into the diesel industry. The quality and variety of training within this program has been a perfect step for me into the job I now hold." - Peter Spencer, Fleet Attendant, Clearwater Power Co.

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