Diesel Technology

The U.S. may be a car culture, but what really drives our economy are diesel engines — trucks, locomotives, agricultural equipment, heavy machinery and more. If you eat it, wear it, play with it, buy it in a store or drive it, odds are a diesel engine was instrumental in getting it to you. In short, diesel is the driving force behind today’s Life.Changing. technology! Take the brakes off your career. Join the Diesel Technology Program at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa!

In our Diesel Technology Program, you will acquire skills from hands-on training in a variety of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems necessary to diagnose, repair, and maintain agricultural equipment, trucks, locomotive engines, and other types of heavy construction equipment! You will study diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, and so much more!

Here’s a brief overview of our Diesel Technology program.

Campus North Campus
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
What you will learn:
  • Rebuilding and troubleshooting diesel/or locomotive engine
  • Rebuilding and troubleshooting mechanical components
  • Intrepid electrical prints and doing electrical/electronic system troubleshooting
  • Diagnosing computerized systems necessary to repair malfunctions
  • Maintaining agricultural equipment, trucks, and other types of heavy construction equipment
  • Developing skills in transmissions diagnostic and repair
  • Intrepid hydraulic prints and symbols to diagnostic and to do repair on hydraulic systems
  • Diagnosing drivelines and power dividers
  • Studying air brakes systems and troubleshooting their malfunctions
  • Diagnosing air conditioning systems
  • Studying and understanding how GPS GIS and other GPS systems work
  • Servicing and diagnosing GPS equipment

Let’s Get Some Answers

You probably have questions about the program, financial aid and community college scholarships or your next steps to get your Life. Changing. Education. Check out the Diesel Technology Program Details for more info about the coursework or your career as a diesel technician.

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Still have questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Austin!

Austin Wilkinson, Professor, Diesel Power Technology
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1759 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1759

Jeff Henderson, Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1757 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1757