Diesel Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Diploma, Certificate


ASE CertifiedOur Diesel Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). That means our grads are highly skilled and in high demand. It is a workforce edge you can hold, too. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition. 

What You Learn in Diesel Technology 

Diesel technicians keep freight lines moving and supply chains booming. In our program, master the ins and outs of big trucks, including computer systems and engines. Or specialize in agriculture equipment. Be hands-on, troubleshoot, and repair. Graduate with the skills to keep big rigs and combines running and prepared to earn Automotive Service Excellence certification in eight key areas.   

What Can I Do With a Diesel Technology Degree?

Walk into a great career. Work for a construction company, dealership, or drive train shop. Be a fleet technician or repair agriculture equipment. Inspect, repair, and overhaul trucks, buses, heavy vehicles and equipment, including bulldozers and cranes. The efficiency and durability of diesel engines have set the standard in powering trucks and buses today, and long into the future. 

A Solid Foundation

Shop Safety

Watch where you step

Shop Safety

Watch for that stray electrical cable, frayed wire, or spill.

Heavy-Duty Brakes & Service

Avoid a screeching halt

Heavy-Duty Brakes & Service

Don’t push the brake and hope for the best. Learn how the system operates.

Automotive Electrical

Can I cross these wires?

Automotive Electrical

A truck has a lot of gadgetry. Learn all the functions and how to fix them.

Industrial Psychology

It is all about relationships

Industrial Psychology

Learn how to work better with people, even difficult ones, in all sorts of situations.

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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ASE Certified

Our Automotive Technology program was the first in Iowa to achieve master certification in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). And we want the same for our graduates. They leave here prepared to pass certification tests in eight areas: Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Brakes, Heating & Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/Electronics Systems, and Engine Performance.

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Invest in your future career

You need the 'tools of the trade' to get started in this program, and throughout your career, too. This equipment will cost an estimated $1,000 - $4,000, but don't worry, you may qualify for programs to help cover the expense. We also invite vendors, like Snap-On, to campus. Some offer up to a 50% discount if you buy off the truck. Questions? Please ask. We're here to help.

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Career Services

EICC’s Career Services department helps you refine goals, search for jobs, and launch a profession. Looking for work or an internship? Regional and national employers post openings on our job posting site. Upload your resume. Refresh it first using our free online tool. Meet with an EICC career coordinator to do a mock interview or to learn more about career pathways.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Diesel Technology: Locations

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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