Diesel Mechanics

Aviation, Power Mechanics and Transportation

The increased mobility of people and industries has caused a large growth in the diesel industry. Where there are diesel engines, there is a need for mechanics to keep them running. As a diesel mechanic, students will be prepared as an all-around mechanic capable of performing work on all systems of the vehicle. Students must exhibit an attitude compatible with work requirements, demonstrate the ability to work with coworkers and possess competencies in electrical systems, fuel systems, drive trains and engines. Competency-based training will be offered on front-to-rear maintenance of diesel equipment.

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

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,716*
Program Supplies: $5,035

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook


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