Diesel Technology - Riverland

Diesel Technology

Exciting Challenges Ahead! Our Diesel Technology program is perfect if you love figuring out how things work and solving problems. You'll get hands-on experience with diesel engines in commercial vehicles, farming equipment like tractors and combines, and much more. It's all about learning to diagnose and fix the big stuff!

Start with the Basics You'll kick things off by understanding how diesel-powered machines work. Then, you'll dive into agricultural equipment, getting to know the ins and outs. Before you know it, you'll be doing basic maintenance and small repairs.

Advance Your Skills As you progress, you'll learn more complex diagnostic techniques, especially for electronically controlled systems. It's all about getting you ready to tackle any problem with confidence.

Learn by Doing Our program is big on hands-on learning. You'll spend lots of time in our top-notch lab, getting real-world experience under the guidance of expert instructors. Plus, our close ties with local employers ensure what you're learning is what the industry needs.

What You'll Study:

  • Diesel Engines
  • Transmission Systems
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical and Hydraulic Systems
  • HVAC for Commercial Vehicles
  • And more!

ASE Accredited: A Mark of Quality Our program is recognized by the ASE Education Foundation. This means you're getting a top-notch education that employers trust. Graduating from an ASE accredited program sets you up for success in the automotive world.

The Benefits

  • Career Preparedness: You'll be ready to hit the ground running in your career.
  • Employer Confidence: Employers know they're getting the best when they hire our grads.
  • Quality Assurance: You can trust in the education you're receiving.
  • Safety: Better-trained technicians mean safer roads for everyone.

Career Outlook

In High Demand: Diesel technicians are really needed right now, and that demand is only going up. With over 6,000 new jobs expected in the next decade, you're looking at a career with lots of opportunities.

Where You Might Work:

  • Vehicle repair and maintenance shops
  • Truck transportation companies
  • Wholesale businesses
  • Public transportation

Possible Job Titles:

  • Diesel Technician
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Truck Mechanic
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • And more!

Industry Partnerships

Strong Support Network: We work closely with businesses and organizations in the industry to make sure you're getting relevant experience and opportunities.

Arnold's of Alden

Arnold's of Alden 

Nuss Truck & Equipment

Nuss Truck & Equipment  

Sanco Equipment

Sanco Equipment 

Arnold's of Alden

Hammel Equipment

Kibble equipment

Kibble Equipment

sanco services

Sanco Services 

Scholarships

Help with Tuition: We offer scholarships to help with the costs of your education. It's worth checking out what's available to make your education more affordable.

Faculty Highlight

DAniel Longsdorf

Daniel Longsdorf
Truck/Diesel Mechanics Instructor

I have worked in the industry for 26 years. I realize there is a big demand for diesel technicians. I want to pass along my expertise to new technicians and to prepare for career in this industry.


Start your journey to becoming a diesel technology pro with us. Hands-on learning, expert guidance, and a strong industry network await you!

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Last Updated: October 2, 2023

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