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 Inc. owns and operates a network of full service agricultural and construction equipment dealerships in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. All locations represent one or more of the CNH Industrial brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case Construction and New Holland Construction.
Titan Machinery provides selected sponsored students a FULL academic ride which includes tuition, fees, supplies and tools/box valuing more than $20,000. Students also receive employment prior to, during and after program completion while earning a highly competitive wage.
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
Associate of Applied Science
The Diesel Technology program is fall-start only.
Diesel Career Day
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 these fields 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.
Diesel Career Day will be Thursday Oct. 5, 2023 - Registration will open mid-September
- What will it cost?
- How long will it take?
Finish in 2 years by completing 4 semesters and 1 summer session
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.
*See your instructor for an official list or if you have questions.
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