You can learn the skills you’ll need for a career in the rapidly expanding field of diesel technology at M State. Our instructors are industry experts, and our graduates are in demand as diesel technicians in businesses and industries throughout the region.
As a student in our Diesel Equipment Technology program, you'll work with state-of-the-art equipment in the diesel training facility on our Moorhead campus and through supervised work experiences. We have four Diesel Equipment Technology program options, and our program is accredited by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation.
M State's Diesel Equipment Technology programs include:
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Dec. 21, 2016
Titan Machinery and CNH Industrial recently presented a check to Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead/Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation as the first installment of a $100,000 commitment to support the Diesel Equipment Technology program and the new Transportation Center on the Moorhead campus. Read more about M State's partnership with Titan Machinery and CNH Industrial.
June 1, 2016
M State and RDO Truck Centers have announced a partnership in support of the new Transportation Center and the Diesel Equipment Technology program on the college's Moorhead campus. With its $100,000 donation to the center, RDO secured naming rights to the larger of the two diesel program labs housed in the Transportation Center. Read more about RDO's collaboration with M State.
As a student in M State's Diesel Equipment Technology program, you'll be trained to diagnose and repair all components including:
You'll be prepared for a career in the maintenance of trucks and trailers, farm equipment, construction equipment, stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and other related equipment.
Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma
Diesel Equipment Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The diesel equipment technician works in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Students in this program receive the diagnostic and service training needed to be successful in their chosen field. Entering students should have good mechanical aptitude, good communication skills and the ability to comprehend service literature. The program prepares individuals to diagnose and repair all components, including diesel engines, transmissions, drive lines, differentials, hydraulic and air brake systems, electrical systems, electronically controlled fuel systems and transmissions. Students receive instruction in the use of a wide variety of tools and diagnostic testing equipment. Students are prepared for careers requiring them to inspect, diagnose, repair and maintain trucks, trailers, farming equipment, diesel and construction equipment, stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment. Instruction includes diagnosing, disassembling, repairing and adjusting systems and parts, vehicle service, air brake systems, brakes, starting and suspension systems, wheel alignment, fuel systems, differentials, electronic fuel control, clutch and transmissions, air conditioning and refrigeration. About two-thirds of the instruction time is spent in the diesel lab working on live work and training models. Students learn to diagnose problems and disassemble, recondition and replace faulty parts, and they get hands-on training on such components as electrical, transmissions, air conditioning, brakes, fuel system hydraulics and engines. This program is an Association of Diesel Specialists TechSmart program participant.
The diesel equipment technician works in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. This program prepares individuals to diagnose and repair diesel engines, clutches and transmissions, starting and suspension systems, wheel alignment, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, drive lines, differentials, hydraulic and air brake systems, electrical systems, electronically controlled fuel systems and transmissions, and involves instruction in the use of a wide variety of tools and diagnostic testing equipment. Students are prepared for careers in the maintenance of trucks and trailers, farm equipment, construction equipment, stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and other related equipment. About two-thirds of the instruction time is spent in the diesel lab working on live work and training models. Students learn to diagnose problems and disassemble, recondition and replace faulty parts, and get hands-on training in all program areas. This program is an Association of Diesel Specialists TechSmart program participant.
Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist regional wage
data source: Career Coach
Graduates of M State's Diesel Equipment Technology program will have employment opportunities as Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist.
Description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
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Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead
data source: Career Coach
924 Employed in your area
35 Estimated annual job openings
198 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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* Based on county-level occupational demographics
Data source: Career Coach
An advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members reviews our curriculum, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers.
Students in the Case IH or New Holland Forging the Future program may receive partial reimbursement for tuition and tools, employment with Case IH or New Holland during the academic year and the summer, and uniforms for school and work.
Last modified: December 21st, 2016 at 09:36am