Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology, AAS

Length: Two Years, 93 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $22,021

  • Books - $2,155
  • Differential Fees - $3,007
  • Instruments/Tools - $400
  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,691
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $14,768

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at *This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this 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:

  • Access library, computing, and communications services to obtain information and data
  • Demonstrate math skills to find force, pressure, area, volume, horse power, torque, gear ratios and precision measurement
  • Identify and explain technologies used in trucking, construction, logging, agriculture equipment, generators and marine applications in the following subjects:
    • Diesel Fuel Systems
    • Diesel Brake Systems
    • Diesel Powertrain and Chassis Systems
    • Diesel Hydraulic Systems
    • Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Diesel HVAC Systems 
    • Diesel Engines
  • Identify and apply industry safety standards in a work environment
  • 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.



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