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 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.
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
Boss Truck Shops, Inc
Family owned and operated since 1948, Boss Shops have grown into a full-service leader with a national footprint. Apply for a Shop Sponsorship Student Technician position.
Associate of Applied Science
Course Sequence by Specialization
The Diesel Technology program is fall-start only.
Diesel Technology Career Fair
This event allows prospective students to tour the Hastings Campus, meet the instructors of the Diesel, Heavy Equipment and Truck Driving programs and have the opportunity to meet with employers in the diesel technology field from across the state. This is a great opportunity to learn about different sponsorships and scholarships that are available, as well as the potential for job opportunities after graduation.
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At 2019-20 tuition and fee rates, completing the 70 credits required for the Diesel Technology degree costs
Nebraska residents - $7,350
Non-residents - $10,500
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.
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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 assessment 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.
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Tool Box recommended length is 45 inches.
1/4 Inch Drive Set
3/8 Inch Drive Set
1 standard length ratchet
1/2 Inch Drive Set
SAE combination 3/8”-1-1/4”
6” comb. Slip joint plier
Screwdriver Set Containing
8-Piece Screw Driver Set containing #1 and
Internal and External Snap Ring Plier Set
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Toed Boots/Shoes
Not mandatory for CCC program
1/2” Air Impact Wrench
3/4” Drive socket set 1-1/8” to 2”
3/8” Air Impact Wrench
Program Name: Diesel Technology Diploma
This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
This program will cost $5070 (calculated using in-state tuition) if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Nebraska does not have licensure requirements for this profession.