The diesel technology program at Seward County Community College features modern late-model engines, such as a C-15 Caterpillar and 60 Series Detroit, to train students. Students are required to have a basic set of tools upon entering the program, tool suppliers and a tool fair will be available to assist students in their selection process.
Diesel technology students at SCCC learn:
- Leadership skills for management training.
- Organizational skills for record keeping and failure analysis.
- Mechanical skills to service and repair diesel-powered equipment.
- Computer skills to diagnose computer controlled engines, transmissions, and vehicle electrical systems.
Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.
Certificate of Completion - 10-Month Program
- Orientation and Safety for Diesel Technology 1 credit hour
- Preventative Maintenance 3 credit hour
- Brakes 4 credit hours
- Diesel Parts Management 1 credit hour
- Electrical I 4 credit hours
- Electrical II 3 credit hours
- Hydraulics 3 credit hours
- Engines I 4 credit hours
- Engines II 3 credit hours
- Drive Trains I 3 credit hours
- Steering & Alignment 4 credit hours
- Drive Trains II 3 credit hours
- Frames & Suspension 4 credit hours
- HVAC 4 credit hours
- Diagnosis & Failure Analysis 4 credit hours
Associate in Applied Science
Students can earn a two-year degree by completing a total of 64 credit hours. Visit with your advisor to discuss an academic plan.
Approximate Program Costs
Tuition and fees coincide with Seward County Community College cost per credit hour. Program costs are subject to change from year to year. Costs listed may not include all required course materials such as books or special course fees. All prices below include a $34, universal student fee.
2017 - 2018 Academic Year
|Seward County Residents
|In-state (outside Seward County)
|Out of State
|Seward Online (In-state)
|Seward Online (out of state/international)
|EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees
*Border State students include all students from OK, TX, NM, CO, NE, and MO.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid, including scholarships and federal financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-417-1110
There is a growing demand for qualified trained technicians to work on over-the-road trucks, heavy-duty industrial equipment, farm machinery and diesel-powered pickups. The training received in our Diesel Technology Program also allows for cross training in other industries such as the Oil and Gas Industry. Graduates of our program will have the opportunity to work in:
- Truck Dealerships
- Independently owned Repair Shops
- Corporate Repair Facilities
Or work as a:
- Heavy Duty Truck Technician
- Industrial Technician
- Farm Equipment Technician
- Automotive Diesel Technician