Diesel Technology

  • Three students examine a diesel part.
  • Picture of a tractor and various parts on a table.
  • Three students examine a diesel part.
  • Diesel instructor and student examine a part.
  • Close up of a diesel part.

Downtime is expensive.

When a piece of heavy equipment, such as a combine, truck or locomotive goes down, it’s costing somebody a lot of money.

That’s why Diesel technicians are in such high demand.

Through a balanced combination of classroom sessions and hands-on projects, students  in Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program will learn how to repair and maintain a wide range of agricultural, construction, and over the road trucking equipment, including engines, transmissions, electrical systems and hydraulics.

After completion of Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including construction, agriculture, railway and trucking repair.

This is an ASE certified NATEF program.

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected Salary
Two Years $24,441 Associate Degree $38,330 – $59,190


  • Basic Engine.

  • Basic Power Trains and Cab Air Conditioning.

  • Brakes – Hydraulic and Air.

  • Electrical Systems.

  • Torque Convertors and Power Shift Transmissions.

  • Hydraulics, Hydrostatic Drive, Steering, and Suspension Systems.

  • Diesel Fuel Injection Systems.

  • Major Diesel Engine Overhaul, Dyno Testing, and Tune-up.

  • Develop communication, critical thinking, and technical skills needed to obtain employment.

  • Develop human relation skills and professional behavior for the workplace including appropriate business attire, attendance, punctuality, telephone and business protocol, and professionalism.

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of work related skills such as: working independently, teamwork, following directions, time management, problem solving and critical thinking.


  • Diesel Technician

  • Service Representative

  • Sales & Parts Representative

  • Service Manager

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

  • Store Manager


Note: Program schedule does not include general education courses required by program.



Contact the DST Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Tyler Johnson