Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Diesel Technology, AAS

Length: 93 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $19,637

  • Resident Tuition: $12,323*
  • Technology Fees: $1,209
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $500 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $1,552 (class fees and materials)
  • Differential Fees: $3,240****

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare the graduate for employment in occupations such as heavy equipment technician and highway truck technician. Possible job opportunities are available with truck fleets, logging fleets, construction companies, OEM dealerships, road construction contractors, parts sales, general heavy equipment repair shops, agriculture fleets and marine repair shops.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Access library, computing, and communications services to obtain information and data
PLO 2 - Demonstrate math skills to find force, pressure, area, volume, horse power, torque, and gear ratios, and perform precision measurement
PLO 3 - Identify and explain technologies used in trucking, construction, logging, agriculture equipment, generators and marine applications in the following subjects:

  • Fuel Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Powertrain and Chassis Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • HVAC Systems 
  • Engines

PLO 4 - Identify and apply industry safety standards in a work environment
PLO 5 - Use industry tools and equipment to demonstrate, diagnose, service, repair, testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Students must complete the maximum credits listed for all DS and WLD courses. Enrollment in core courses by consent only. See an Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator about enrollment.


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Students who complete this program will be prepared to take the AED Foundation exam for the AED Foundation Certified Technician designation.
  • Co-op experience may be substituted for major coursework. For more information, please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.


Diesel Technology, evaluated and accredited by the Association of Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF). Membership: Northwest Diesel Industry Council (NDIC) and Oregon Trucking Association (OTA).