From heavy trucks and buses, to hydraulics, locomotives and oil rigs – diesel makes our world work. A degree in Diesel Technology from NWCCD will propel your diesel engine and repair career, and help keep vital transportation and heavy equipment industries running.
Our NWCCD Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology is one of the most successful and highly regarded in the region. As a student in our Diesel Technology program, you will receive not only important hands-on training, but also the best theory and practical teachings for the industry. Our modern labs boast the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment with training on the newest engines from Caterpillar, AGCO, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel. Smaller class sizes allow you one-on-one learning to hit the ground running in the Diesel Technology field today.
- Over 90% of our students are placed in jobs during or directly after completion.
- Learn in modern labs featuring the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment with training on the newest engines.
- Our active Diesel Club participates, and performs well each year, in SkillsUSA competitions regionally and nationally.
"What I noticed most about the program was the phenomenal facility. It is stocked with all the newest equipment and tools, and you can tell the college does a great job of staying tuned in with where the industry is going."
- Diesel Technology Graduate, Taylor Littlejohn
Diesel engine and equipment maintenance is growing in sophistication. Emissions criteria for diesel engines are also getting stricter via new mandates by federal and state agencies. With this increasingly complex landscape for diesel tech comes exponential career growth and opportunity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2026 over 28,800 jobs will be added to this field, an increase of over 9%.
Faculty and Community
Our dedicated faculty at Gillette and Sheridan Colleges will make sure you know how to not only compete, but to thrive, in today’s dynamic diesel tech landscape. They will teach you every aspect of diesel theory, design, and performance.
Northern Wyoming Community College District also has strong relationships with local and national industries in trucking, mining, and construction. These industry leaders lend us their expertise to ensure we are training you in everything needed for today’s modern diesel field.
Our community partnerships provide real world internships and Co-Ops, some of which lead to jobs. Our superb 90%+ job placement rate – during and after completion of our program – is something extremely valued by our graduates and staff alike.
Careers and Opportunities
Diesel mechanics overhaul, service and maintain a variety of diesel engines across all industries. Earning NWCCD’s Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Completion will give you the skills you need to for a career as a diesel mechanic or diesel service technician in a field like:
- Dealership Service
- Truck Fleet Maintenance
- Private Repair & Local Garages
- Leasing & Rental Operations
- Aftermarket Pars Development/Specialist
- Heavy Equipment Maintenance