Diesel Mechanics

Aviation, Power Mechanics and Transportation

You will learn industry-leading diagnostic and repair skills for diesel electrical systems, fuel systems, drivetrains and engines. In our hands-on full-service lab If you have prior expertise in front-to-rear maintenance of diesel equipment, our competency-based education format may allow you to progress through lab work more quickly. You will work with peers in the program to demonstrate safety, shop standards, how to apply diesel mechanic theory to vehicle repair and the ability to demonstrate accuracy, proficiency and quality of work.

Graduates of this program have a high employment rate. Some students hired as diesel mechanics even before graduation. If you love mechanics, hands-on work and diesel engines, this program is the perfect fit for you.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 47
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$9,823*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,951*
Program Supplies: $5,085

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$43,516

Estimated annual salary for Diesel Mechanics graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Bus and Truck Mechanic
  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Pat Osterhaus
Industrial Technology Instructor

  • Email: osterhausp@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2233
  • Location: Peosta