Diesel Technology

Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Skilled and Technical Sciences

Our Diesel Technology program will provide you with the training needed to begin a high-paying career as a diesel technician. You’ll 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.

Industry Partners

Industry partners of our Diesel Technology program offer student assistance through scholarships and sponsorships. Most of these 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. It 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 recruiting@nmc-corp.com or call 402-891-7555. 

Titan Machinery

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

Nebraska Trucking Association

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

Nebraska Truck Center

Nebraska Truck Center, a Freightliner and Western Star dealership was founded in 1969. The company has service locations in Grand Island and North Platte and a body shop in Hastings. 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 

 

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

program requirements

course descriptions

Course Sequence by Specialization

  • At 2018-19 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.

    2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
    Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100
    Non Resident $132 $12 $144

    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.

  • Check out Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and careers.

Tool List

Tool Box recommended length is 45 inches.

1/4 Inch Drive Set

1 ratchet 
1 extension 
1 universal joint 
1 socket set 3/16-9/16” 
1 socket set 4-15 mm 
1 drive handle (w/female drive on top) 
1 socket set 3/16-9/16” deep well

3/8 Inch Drive Set

1 standard length ratchet 
1 flex-head or tune-up ratchet 
3 extensions, 3, 6,and 11” 
1 socket set 1/4-7/8” 
1 socket set 1/4-7/8” deep well, 12 point 
1 socket set 8-19 mm 
1 socket set 8-19 mm deep well 
1 universal joint

1/2 Inch Drive Set

1 ratchet 
1 socket set 3/8-1-5/16” deep 
2 extensions 
1 breaker bar 
Metric 12 point, 12-24

Adaptors

3/8-1/4” 
3/8-1/2” 
1/2-3/8”

Wrenches

SAE combination 3/8”-1-1/4” 
Metric combination 10-19 mm 
Flare Nut 1/4-11/16” (Line Wrenches) 
5/64-3/8” Allen wrenches 
1.5-10mm Allen wrenches

Pliers/Cutters

6” comb. Slip joint plier 
7” diagonal cutter 
6” needle nose plier 
9” adjustable joint plier

Screwdriver Set Containing

8-Piece Screw Driver Set containing #1 and 
#2 Phillips, and Slotted Screwdrivers

Miscellaneous Tools

Internal and External Snap Ring Plier Set 
Wire stripper 
Punch & Chisel set (10 pc min.) 
Torx Drivers, sized 10-55 
Plastic tip hammer 
Dead blow Hammer at least 36oz. 
12 or 16 oz. ball peen hammer 
32 oz. ball peen hammer 
3/8” Click Torque Wrench 
1/2” Click Torque Wrench 
Hacksaw 
Penlight or Flashlight 
12’ tape measure 
Telescoping Inspection mirror 
Magnetic pick-up tool 
Carbon scraper 
10” Vise-Grip/locking pliers 
16” & 20” rolling head pry bar 
Curved Pry Bar Set (8”-36”) 
Hook & Awl (pick) set 
Standard Feeler gauges (.0015”-.035”) 
Scraper 
12 volt test light 
Battery angle nose pliers 
Battery Terminal cleaner 
Radiator hose tool 
Wire brush 
Brass Drift 1/2” point 
Drill set 1/16” to 1/2” – 29 pieces 
Digital Volt Ohm Meter (HZ, AC/DC, Diode, Ω 
Band Type oil filter wrench kit, band sizes 
from 2-3/8minimum up to 4-7/16 inch 
Deluxe Strap Oil Filter Wrench (9 inch max) 
4” Heavy-Duty Blow Gun w/ Rubber Tip 
Dial Indicator Set 
Dial Caliper (Metric/Standard) 
3-4 piece Bearing Race Driver Set

Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Toed Boots/Shoes 
Safety Glasses/ Clear lens only 
Hearing Protection 
Cut Resistant Gloves/Mechanics Gloves 
Required Diesel Technology Uniforms

 

Optional Tools

Not mandatory for CCC program

Option 1

1/2” Air Impact Wrench 
1/2” Impact Socket sets 3/8”-1 1/4” 
1/2” Impact Universal joint 
1/2” Drive, 6” Impact Extension

Option 2

3/4” Drive socket set 1-1/8” to 2” 
Ratchet 
Breaker bar

Option 3

3/8” Air Impact Wrench 
3/8” Impact Socket Sets 3/8-3/4 
3/8” Impact Socket Set 10mm-19mm 
3/8” Drive, 6” Impact Extension

 

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Diesel Instructors

 

Dean Amundson 
402-461-2553 
deanamundson@cccneb.edu 

 

Eric Kothe 
402-461-2561 
ekothe@cccneb.edu

 

Eric Kothe 
402-461-2561 
ekothe@cccneb.edu

 

Jeff Bexten 
402-461-2563 
jbexten@cccneb.edu

 

Josh Leth 
402-460-2166 
joshualeth@cccneb.edu