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

Suggested Courses

  • 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 $94/credit hour
In-state (outside Seward County) $95/credit hour
Border State* $117/credit hour
Out of State $132/credit hour
International $132/credit hour
Seward Online (In-state) $142/credit hour
Seward Online (out of state/international) $150/credit hour
EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees $142/credit hour

*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

Career Opportunities

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

Program taught in:
  • English

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