Diesel Technology


Program Manager:

Dustin Holt


(208) 732-6371



Student Success Advisor Name:

JoAnn Schroedter

Student Advisor Phone:

(208) 732-6228

Student Advisor Email:


Program Overview:

Our Medium Heavy Duty Truck course covers operation and fundamentals on medium duty trucks, heavy equipment haul trucks, and everything in between. In these courses, we cover safety, electrical, HVAC, hydraulic applications, engines, brakes, drivetrains, steering, and suspension systems. We provide several certifications from the industry, including Daimler and Macs Worldwide. Students will learn basic welding and fabrication as well as soft skills in their professional development classes. We start every new class in the fall, and classes continue through summer of the following year. After students have successfully finished the classes on campus, they will go to work and receive 360 hours of onsite cooperative education with a local industry partner. This is a limited enrollment program , we accept 19 students for this course.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Diesel program, a student will be able to:

  1. Perform preventive maintenance duties on medium duty to class 8 trucks
  2. Perform short and full services
  3. Perform Dot inspections
  4. Perform electrical troubleshooting and be able to follow troubleshooting protocols with proper literature
  5. Diagnose fuel issues and rough run complaints
  6. Replace and diag clutches, brakes and rear end assemblies
  7. Demonstrate hands-on and written knowledge and be employable by performing all aspects of truck and diesel engine repair.

Program Requirements for Admission:

  1. All general education requirements must be met or instructor permission before entering the Diesel Technology Program.
  2. Take CSI Placement Exam.
  3. Program Application and Letter of Intent must be submitted to Program Advisor with CSI Placement Exam scores.
  4. Take CSI Placement Exam scores to program advisor for interpretation, personal interview and program acceptance.
  5. Pay first semester’s tuition and fees to secure a slot.

Career Information:

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choice