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Diesel Technology

Available at the Hastings Campus
  • The Diesel Technology program at Central Community College-Hastings provides the training needed to begin a high-paying career as a diesel technician.

    Our students develop professional skills through hands-on work on all systems of diesel construction equipment, farm tractors and trucks, including air conditioning, computerized fuel systems, diesel engines, electrical systems, hydraulics and power trains. 


    Gainful Employment Information 

    Tool List (Printable PDF)

    Industry Partners

    Industry partners of our Diesel Technology Program are offering student assistance through scholarships and sponsorships Most sponsorships provide tuition, fees, books and hand tools as well as summer internships. Listed below are some of our industry partners and links to their sponsorship applications and offerings

    NMC CAT (Nebraska Machinery Company)

    Looking for a profitable career opportunity but don’t know where to start? NMC in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College-Hastings, offers a two-year sponsorship that includes two paid summer internships, paid tuition, books, fees, and NMC branded uniforms, toolbox and tools, personalized mentoring during the summers as well as the school year, and employment and career progression opportunities with NMC. 

    View student programs and apply or contact NMC for additional information. Email or call 402-891-7555

    Titan Machinery has more than 100 stores across the upper Midwest, Titan Machinery operates one of the largest networks of full-service CaseIH, Case and New Holland agriculture and construction equipment stores in North America. Sponsorship Application 

    The Nebraska Trucking Association  provides two $500 scholarships each year for CCC diesel students.

    Nebraska Truck Center, a Freightliner and Western Star dealership was founded in 1969. The company encompasses service locations in Grand Island and North Platte and has a body shop in Hastings, NE. Every year, Nebraska Truck Center sponsors diesel technology students by providing tuition, books and tools as well as paid summer internships.  Sponsored students are obligated to work at a Nebraska Truck Center service location for two years following graduation.   Apply Online  

    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 70 credits required for the Diesel Technology degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $7,000
      Non-residents - $10,080

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

      View College Costs

    • Finish in 2 years by completing 17-18 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

    • Career Coach(3)Check out  Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for diesel technicians.
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      Located in the Harlan building on Hastings campus
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      Caterpillar Peoria, Ill
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      Caterpillar Peoria, Ill
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