Diesel Technologies

At a Glance

Interested in a high-tech career working on heavy duty trucks and agricultural and construction equipment?

Look no further. Set  yourself apart with an AAS degree in diesel technologies. Our program combines classroom and hands-on learning experiences to train you on servicing, repairing and diagnosing diesel powered equipment.

  • Get personalized assistance with enrollment, training and job placement.
  • Learn from instructors who have experience working in the industry.
  • Train on modern equipment in our state-of-the-art facility.
  • Earn while you learn with two paid internships during your sophomore year.


绿帽社 offers the following program to successfully equip you for a career in diesel technology. Learn more about the program and its required courses:


Job Outlook

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians had a median salary of $53,320 in 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The demand is strong for qualified technicians both locally and nationally with many companies offering tuition reimbursement and other incentives.


For fall 2024, spring 2025 and summer 2025, diesel technologies (DET) classes, except 204 and 207, have a tuition rate of $210 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $140 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

Estimated program costs:

  • Tuition and fees: $12,176.00
  • Books: $1,108.24
  • Tools & supplies: $362.16*
  • Exams: $80

*Tools required for internship. If not going to a dealer that supplies tools, add: $4,000.

Learn more about cost of attendance.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Learn more about paying for college.

Start/Info Session

Information sessions

Information sessions are highly recommended for students interested in the diesel technologies program. Learn about high tech careers in the agricultural, construction and heavy truck equipment industries. Hear directly from employers about outstanding career opportunities. Learn about the application process from the program director. Get answers to any questions you may have about the industry and the Workforce Institute at 绿帽社.

The diesel technologies program is a full-time day program that starts in the fall semester.

Getting started

Email Jeff Gardner, program director, or call him at 217-786-2239 for personalized assistance in completing the program admission process:

  1. Submit the diesel technologies application.
  2. Complete any needed assessment tests.
  3. Meet with the program director for an informational tour.
  4. Submit high school transcripts.